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Contest: Win $100,000 in Cash & Advertising

Forbes Magazine “Boost Your Business” Contest

Between May 15, 2009 and June 30, 2009, submit a well written entry on your business. Entries must not exceed five hundred (500) words and must include the following:

forbes_boost_your_biz1. a description of your business
2. a discussion of your business model
3. capitalization – how is your business funded?
4. differentiators – how is your business different from your competition?
5. years of relevant experience
6. your plan for using the prize to “boost your business”

In order to qualify businesses must:
1. have at least one salaried employee, aside from the owner
2. be incorporated for five (5) years or less at the time of entry
3. be a for-profit entity
4. have annual revenues between $0 and $5,000,000

Prizes include:
$50,000 in cash and $50,000 worth of advertisement

According to Brett Nelson Entrepreneurs Editor of Forbes Magazine, “Forbes wants to celebrate gutsy small companies navigating this recession. Buoyed by a panel of experts, our contest aims to identify sound businesses with the most promise for growth–and to educate millions of other entrepreneurs on the hunt for capital.”

See official rules and entry information at

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Discussion (6) Comment

  1. Who ended up winning? Will they be having another contest soon hopefully?

  2. ScrubsVisitor

    I really appreciate these types of posts but I get very discouraged when I actually apply for them because of the low probability for success. Thanx anyway!

  3. Loved your latest post, by the way.

  4. SCOREVisitor

    Hi Web Design Miami,
    Thanks for the comment. We’re always looking for resources and tools to help existing business owners. Come back again soon!

    Hi Katy,
    Thanks so much for checking us out! It’s great to get feedback from our readers. Let us know if there’s any info you’d like to see on here. And, thanks for subscribing!

  5. KatyVisitor

    Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. Any way
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  6. Finally an opportunity for business owners, not just people starting out. Starting businesses have enough incentives already, what we should worry about is small business going bankrupt. Of course since it’s done by Forbes, the competition will be pretty stiff and numerous, but if you’re good at what you do, it shouldn’t matter.


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