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DaySmart Software Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2020 American Business Awards®

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DaySmart Software, the leading provider of business management software supporting small business growth, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Achievement in Growth category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards®. The company was recognized for its outstanding growth in 2019—which was also DaySmart’s 20th year in business.

The Achievement in Growth category acknowledges organizations who have experienced one or more growth-related achievements since the beginning of 2019. Following three consecutive years of 25+% revenue growth, DaySmart began its 20th year by acquiring a pet services cloud software company, PupKeep, in January 2019. With the acquisition of PupKeep, DaySmart was able to expand its pet services offerings to incorporate daycare, boarding and training into its widely used pet grooming software suite. Following the acquisition, the company introduced a Reputation Management add-on capability for each of its product lines, which allows businesses to solicit online reviews from their customers, monitor the reviews being posted and respond to reviews from a simple dashboard that is completely integrated into their existing business management software. In October 2019, DaySmart announced a growth-oriented recapitalization led by LLR Partners and Parthenon Capital—a growth goal that the company had been working toward for years.

In addition to accomplishing these growth milestones, the company was awarded the FastTrack Award by Ann Arbor SPARK for its remarkable developments over the prior three years, and was also honored with their ninth consecutive placement on the Inc. Magazine list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.—an achievement that fewer than 1% of companies named to the list have attained.

More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. A judge responsible for evaluating DaySmart noted, “With aggressive M&A strategy, [DaySmart] achieved organic growth that clearly demonstrates their achievements and shows a team dedicated to excellence. Smart partnerships aided the growth, well done!”

“This award is a testament to the dedication of our employees in delivering best-in-class support and software to meet the unique needs of our small business customers around the world,” said Jeff Dickerson, CEO of DaySmart Software. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for the outputs of that hard work during a milestone year in our organization’s history and are committed to continuing that momentum in the years ahead—particularly as our customers need us and our solutions most.”

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at

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About DaySmart Software

Makers of the popular and award-winning Salon Iris, Orchid, 123Pet and Inkbook software, DaySmart is the leading provider of business management tools designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs to run and grow their businesses. DaySmart desktop and cloud apps are purpose-built for the salon, spa, pet and tattoo industries, and backed by a U.S.-based support team that is dedicated to client success.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DaySmart has been a small business champion since 1999. The company has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for nine consecutive years.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors of The 2020 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting and SoftPro.