Frech Inc. was also nominated in the People's Voice category, in which winners are chosen by popular vote.
Inc.com's blog, updated several times daily by Inc. columnists, editors, reporters, and guest contributors, was launched on Aug. 13, 2003, with a post on universal health care by Inc.com editor Carole Matthews.
It has since grown into a wide-open forum for topics ranging from best business practices, to questionable federal contracting, immigrant labor, and the impact of Wal-Mart on smaller firms, among other issues. Regular contributors include Matthews, Inc. executive editor Mike Hofman, who covers a variety of entrepreneurship news and trends, and Inc. associate editor Nadine Heintz, who highlights real-world business lessons from "The Apprentice."
Yet much of the blog's success stems from the dialogue it generates between Inc. staff and entrepreneurs across the country, according to Inc.com editorial director Laura Rich.
"Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for good places to discuss the issues they're grappling with in their businesses every day," Rich said.
The 10th Annual Webby Awards will be held in New York on June 12. The winners in each category will be announced on May 9.
Inc.com, which attracts some 700,000 unique visitors each month, is the daily online voice of Inc., billed as "The Handbook for American Entrepreneurs."