Congrats to Shawn Boyer the founder of snagajob.com
for their recent award.
WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A young lawyer who
recognized a business niche when a friend had trouble finding an internship
was today named National Small Business Person of the Year for turning his
idea into a multi-million dollar Web site.
The announcement was made during ceremonies at the U.S. Small Business
Administration's celebration of National Small Business Week 2008.
"Shawn Boyer is a perfect example of the creativity and inspiration it
takes to become a highly successful entrepreneur in America today," said
SBA Administrator Steve Preston. "He identified an unmet need and filled
it, and today, barely eight years later, his company, SnagAJob.com, has
become a hugely successful site for posting and finding hourly and
part-time jobs, connecting millions of registered job seekers with active
"In doing so, Shawn demonstrated the qualities that make small
businesses such a powerful force in the American economy, and in their
communities," Preston said.
The top winner, Shawn Boyer, 35, was working as a transactional
attorney for a Washington, D.C., law firm when a friend asked him to online
to help look for a summer internship. He was surprised not to find many
sites geared towards internships or hourly jobs, and thus was born his
idea. When it became obvious that no one was fulfilling this need, Shawn
researched the business, left his job as a lawyer, found some venture
capital backing and started the company.
In barely eight years, SnagAJob.com has become a hugely successful
part-time and hourly job-posting site, connecting millions of registered
job seekers with active job postings. The business started in 2000 with 24
full-time employees crammed into a 1,000-square-foot self storage unit in
an office park. Today it boasts 85 full-time "snaggers" in a