We’re celebrating the small businesses that go the extra mile for their teams and communities. Our CEO Josh is driving cross-country to learn the secrets of their success.

🎉 Nominate your business


I’m Josh and I’m the CEO and co-founder of Gusto. On April 23rd, I’ll be hopping in an RV and going on a coast-to-coast road trip to visit small businesses.

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See why we’re going cross-country!

As Gusto has grown to help over 40,000 small businesses nationwide run payroll, offer benefits, and take care of HR, I haven’t been able to talk to as many customers as I used to when we were smaller. I miss hearing what motivates entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees, and I want to meet with people face-to-face again.

Along the way, I’ll be giving 11 local businesses a Gusto Extra Mile Award to celebrate the exceptional ways they go above and beyond for their employees. I’ll uncover how small businesses have built thriving companies, plus figure out what Gusto – and others – could do to help them.

Follow @GustoHQ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to ride along with us. I’ll also be writing personal reactions to the trip every day on Medium.

See you out there,
Josh Reeves, CEO and co-founder of Gusto

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P.S. Do you work for a small business that goes the extra mile for employees? Nominate your business and we’ll choose 3 additional Extra Mile Award winners!

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Your business could be the next Extra Mile Award winner!

You’ll receive $1,500 to donate to your charity of choice, plus a few surprises from Gusto to celebrate your team (🎉🍪 ...hint, hint)!

Nominate your business
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How to enter:

Upload a photo with a caption that tells us how your business, or the one you work for, goes above and beyond to take care of your team. (Make sure to tag @GustoHQ and #ExtraMileAward!)

Entries close Friday, May 15th at 11:59:59 pm PT. Three winners will be chosen by May 22.*

*Official winners are subject to the verification procedures and other requirements contained in the Official Rules.

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We’re presenting the Extra Mile Award to 11 businesses in these cities during the road trip.
1 San Luis Obispo, California April 23rd
2 Pasadena, California April 24th
3 Phoenix, Arizona April 25th
4 Albuquerque, New Mexico April 26th
5 Amarillo, Texas Coming April 27th
6 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Coming April 27th
7 Little Rock, Arkansas Coming April 28th
8 Nashville, Tennessee Coming April 29th
9 New Orleans, Louisiana Coming May 2nd
10 Mobile, Alabama Coming May 3rd
11 Jacksonville, Florida Coming May 4th