The #MobileYear sweepstakes ended at the end of January and we’ve connected with our winner, mister James Doyle of the greater Tampa Bay area in Florida, for a brief chat about how he plans to use his winnings. As you recall, we proudly partnered with Remotive and Sneek, two awesome companies for remote professionals, to put together a prize package of distance working assets worth well over $1,000. Together with one free year of Dash Business VoIP Service, James is all set to tackle anything his business gets tossed his way. And as we found out, it turns out this is about the best possible timing imaginable for him, because he’s recently launched a new business.
Serendipity and Swoll
For those that may not be aware, “swoll,” is one of those new terms to describe what the youth in America refer to as being really bulked up from a lot of working out. And while James never actually used that term, it’s definitely related to his new business. James has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and, after honing his customer service skills through a successful career in the hospitality industry, he decided to combine his passion for fitness with his love for, well, dessert. Enter the newest sensation sweeping the fitness nation, FREEZINda! This is James’ patent-pending concept of an easy and enjoyable way for athletes to eat protein powder in a nice, frozen, ice cream-like form. The good timing of becoming the #MobileYear sweepstakes winner coinciding with the launch of a new business can’t possibly be overstated, especially with James’ bi-coastal lifestyle.
With You Wherever You Work(out)
James may call Tampa Bay home, but he has family in San Diego, enjoys vacationing in the summer all the way up in Anchorage, Alaska, and has business partners and franchises popping up all over the country so, clearly, he’s a man on the go. James recognizes the importance of establishing a good amount of momentum as soon as possible after launching a new company and counts the flexibility of his new remote working toolbox among his best assets to accomplishing that. Plus, considering he has employees, franchise opportunities, and supply partners scattered across the globe, he is going to be on the move a lot over the next year.
Stay Tuned for the Next Opportunity
We don’t make a habit of running sweepstakes that often, but we had a record-breaking amount of turnout for the #MobileYear sweepstakes, and really that can’t be ignored. While we can’t guarantee when the next such opportunity will come along, we can definitely tell you it has gotten us thinking about how we’re going to execute on the next one. The best way to keep in the loop for whenever that may be is to be like James and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Plus, you can always get some insight into what we have coming around the corner by taking a gander at our interactive VirtualPBX Product Roadmap. You can comment on what we’re doing, make suggestions, and you just might even get some inclination of what else we have brewing in the sweepstakes department, too.
Thanks to everyone who entered and helped to make this #MobileYear Sweepstakes such a huge success and please join me in congratulating James and wishing him luck with FREEZINda!