• The 18 finalists range from industrial manufacturing teams to solo-preneurs, based in 12 states across the US.
  • Business Insider asked each of them to share their keys to successful entrepreneurship, and for their recommended tools and resources that keep them on their game.
  • Amazon customers can sign into their accounts and vote until midnight on November 8 , and the winners will be announced in mid-December.
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More than 1,300 businesses nominated themselves for Amazon's Small Business of the Year awards, and these finalists are eligible for a prize package worth an estimated $80,000. The perks include dedicated account management, advertising and promotion assistance, and a visit to the Seattle HQ.

Voting is live until midnight (PST) on November 8, so read about the best third-party sellers and vote for your favorites before the deadline.

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