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Technology: Biz Contest & Special Offers

Jump Start Your Biz: $50,000 in Dell Products!

Dell has teamed up with Endeavor, ICSB and NFIB to launch the Small Business Excellence Awards. Applications are due by April 3, 2009. For more info on rules and eligibility, visit To get help with your application, contact a SCORE mentor in your area (Find SCORE) or online (Ask SCORE).

excited_woman_laptopNine National Finalists Receive:
Dell business-class notebook
One-year NFIB membership

One National Winner Receives:
A day at Dell, including time with Michael Dell
$25,000 in Dell products and services
A lifetime membership to NFIB

One Global Award Winner Receives:
$50,000 in Dell products and services
An entrepreneur’s summit hosted by Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell
A lifetime membership to ICSB
Access to Endeavor’s network of biz leaders and high-impact entrepreneurs

Get Deals and Special Offers via Twitter

twitter_logoFellow blogger, Peg Corwin, recently wrote a post on the benefits of Twitter for small business.  Dell has also recognized the potential of Twitter and has created a special account,, to provide deals and promotions to small biz owners. If you’re in the market for new computer equipment, it’s worth following.

Have you heard of any new contests, special offers or interesting sites for small biz?  Leave a comment below and share with the rest of us.

-Jacalyn Barnes, SCORE
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Discussion (5) Comment

  1. J. BarnesVisitor

    Hi Patty,

    You’re in luck! Canadian residents are eligible! Here’s a full list of participating countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


  2. pattyVisitor

    Is this contest open to Canadian residents? I certainly hope so – it’s a great opportunity!

  3. Sharon WilsonVisitor

    Mostly everyone on the net knows about Twitter. But only a few are aware of the offers prevailing through Twitter. Thanks for the info!

  4. J. BarnesVisitor

    Thanks for your comment. Please feel free to send me any contests or grant opportunities you hear about. We’re always looking for ways to help entrepreneurs.

  5. poetryman69Visitor

    great info thanks! I mean who couldn’t use a couple of grand.


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