New York Small Business Owner Wins Grand Prize Worth $25,000 in Infusionsoft’s “Own Your Summer” Contest

Albany, N.Y. Small Business Owner to Receive Free Infusionsoft Software, Consultation with ABC’s Shark Tank Host, Daymond John and All-Expense Paid Trip to Maui  

(Chandler, Ariz. – Sept. 30, 2014) – Infusionsoft today announces that Daniel McCarty, founder of  Zoar Financial, an independent financial and investment advising company based in Albany, N.Y., has won the grand prize in the company’s Own Your Summer contest. The prize consists of a year-long subscription to Infusionsoft’s sales and marketing software, a mentor session with ABC’s Shark Tank host, Daymond John and roundtrip airfare along with a five-night stay in Maui for two at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

“We’re thrilled to award Daniel with the Own Your Summer grand prize,” said Greg Head, CMO at Infusionsoft. "He’s going to be working with some of the brightest minds in small business and entrepreneurship that are going to help him completely transform his business. Between our experts at Infusionsoft, ABC’s Shark Tank Host Daymond John and our Infusionsoft Certified Partner GetUWired, Daniel is going to be setup for success.”

With an endorsement from financial author and radio host, Dave Ramsey, McCarty’s business has steadily grown over the years. In the past year, he has experienced 36 percent year-over-year growth, and this influx of business has created some sales and marketing challenges. McCarty entered into Infusionsoft’s Own Your Summer contest seeking strategies to get organized, maximize his sales and to help him save time. This will also help as McCarty and Derek Bell, owner of Bell Financial, merge their two businesses to create a comprehensive financial services firm.

“I started Zoar Financial because of my sincere passion for helping people have a balanced life and become financially prosperous,” said McCarty. “I am so honored to be given a prize by a company who recognizes that importance. Infusionsoft is not only thinking of my temporary happiness with the vacation, but they are also ensuring my lasting success with access to their sales and marketing software and mentor session with Daymond John.”

This summer, Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small business, ABC’s shark Tank host, Daymond John, and GetUWired have all teamed up for the Own Your Summer contest. All summer long Infusionsoft has been surprising small business owners across the U.S. with gifts to help them succeed. Sixty small business owners received one of Infusionsoft’s daily prize giveaways that ranged from noise canceling headphones to gaming consoles, airline gift cards and more. The company also awarded four small business owners with “Acts of Delight” prizes that were valued up to $5,000. Prizes included new computer and video equipment, marketing consultation and implementation services, kayaks, coffee machines and more.  

Along with Daniel McCarty and the sixty four other small business owners who received prizes, thousands of small business owners around the world opted into receiving free resources and education to help them overcome typical summer challenges, giving them more time to pursue their passions and spend time with family and friends. To learn more or access these free resources, go to