Daily Candy’s second annual Start Small, Go Big contest is underway! The website, which delivers daily emails about hip and happening products, services and trends in cities across the U.S., features primarily independent businesses, so it only makes sense that Daily Candy is looking to help more brilliant businesses get off the ground.

One winner from each of four categories (fashion, beauty, food and drink, and home) will win a trip to New York City, a DailyCandy write-up, and a day at the DailyCandy Academy.

What’s that, you say? Daily Candy Academy attendees will spend the morning talking to a guru in their field (maybe Isaac Mizrahi, if you’re a designer), then hobnob with industry experts, and finally get one-on-one advice from small business experts in areas ranging from marketing to finance.

You can learn more about last year’s big winners–plus read all about the effect that the “Daily Candy Effect” had on their businesses and what they learned–here.

The deadline for entries is August 5. For rules, details, and an entry form, go to the Daily Candy website.