Banjo player makes 2nd round in Forbes contest

John DrummandBanjo player John Drummond was hoping for success when he started his own business,, in 1999, but his hopes didn’t aspire to making a living selling unicyles. By 2003 however, the business was going well enough that his wife took over day to day operations so he could start

Now he’s hoping to expand both businesses and possibly even start some more. But expansion costs money, so Drummond entered a contest being held by financial magazine Forbes. The contest is called Boost Your Business. Here’s how it works. Forbes accepted nearly 1,000 entries and after looking them over, selected 20 contestants to compete for a prize of $100,000. Drummond is one of those 20.

His story is featured on and the voting has begun. The contest is being run reality TV style, allowing site visitors to vote for their favorite contestant. The top 5 will move to the final round.

To be sure, Drummond is in the contest because of his unicycle business, but the banjo business is mentioned and there is a short video accompanying his entry/bio that features him with a banjo.

If you want to support one of our own in the larger business world, I’m sure John Drummond would appreciate your vote.