Clifton Billiards Wins Best Operations Solution in’s National What Works For Business Contest

CLIFTON, New Jersey, Jan. 12, 2009 — Clifton Billiards today announced that the company won Best Operations Solution in's first ever What Works for Business contest.  Designed to reward small businesses finding practical solutions to today's market challenges, Clifton Billiards competed with other businesses from all over the United States and Canada.  After a panel of business leaders narrowed the entries to 50 finalists, including Clifton Billiards across 10 categories, the business community cast more than 5,000 votes to select the winners. [Company name] will receive a $2,000 cash prize for winning Best Operations Solution.

When asked about the contest, owner Wycliffe Gordon said, “We at Clifton Billiards take pride in our ability to find solutions to the business challenges that we face.  We are glad that a this contest will highlight the fact that a simple operational solution like upgrading lighting can really make a difference to our environment, customers and bottom line.  We are the smallest business in our category and we hope that our patrons and the members of the community will vote for us and our solution.”  

Clifton Billiards' solution demonstrate the resourceful, entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of American business,” says Daniel Kehrer, Editor of and the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2008 Journalist of the Year for the Los Angeles region.

North American businesses can now enter the 2009 What Works for Business contest by visiting and submitting any business challenge they've faced and how they solved it.  Each month, a winner will be determined by popular vote and featured prominently on  
For more information on the 2008 What Works for Business contest winners and finalists, including solutions to business challenges, visit