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There is Still Time to Enter These Contests for Small Businesses

Published on Aug 25, 2010

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AwardThere are still some fabulous prizes and free public relations opportunities available for all of you out there who are already in business or are contemplating the idea of starting a business. Here's a cool one passed along to me by Barbara Weltman, respected corporate speaker, contributing editor, author and advocate for small business owners. The DailyCandy Contest is rewarding three of its contest's winners with $10,000, a trip to NYC, a write-up by DailyCandy editors and a day at DailyCandy Academy. Wow! PR and cash all in one prize! The deadline is Sept. 6. All you have to do is tell your business' story. An entry form and more details are available at DailyCandy's Start Small Go Big Contest. Check out these contests as well - provided by Small Business Trends:
  • The Stevie Awards for Women in Business. All women business owners, entrepreneurs and executives are eligible to run worldwide. Request an entry kit by clicking here. Enter by Aug. 31.
  • 2010 Leading Moms in Business. Startup Nation ranks the top 200 mompreneurs across America as chosen by popular vote.
  • Vistaprint Make an Impression Contest. Share your stories on how you charm your customers with Vistaprint and enter to win a customized marketing campaign - courtesy of their in-house creative experts as well as a $600 gift certificate to HP. The prize package is valued at $10,000! Enter by Sept. 4. Just visit Vistaprint's Make an Impression Contest website to enter.
  • New Ideas Contest. Attention all of you individuals out there who are just bursting with innovative ideas. This contest is designed especially for you. The grand prize winner will take home $5,000 of seed money for his or her business idea, a scholarship to a FastTrac entrepreneurial training program, tickets to attend the Small Business Innovation Summit and Expo AND a Dream Team of Mentors to help bring your idea to fruition. Enter by Sept. 20. And the best part? All they want is the idea - no business plans, no prototype - just the idea. Enter the New Ideas SC Contest here.
Have you won any contests for small business owners? Tell us about it!