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April 30 Deadline for Public Votes to Help SCORE and Brother International Select BizClips Small Business Video Contest Winners

The April 30, 2014 deadline is quickly approaching for the public to vote for their favorite small business makeover pitch videos. Winning businesses will receive prizes and free publicity to improve their small business productivity and transform their challenges into successful opportunities.

Celebrate small businesses and SCORE’s 50 Years

In “BizClips: The Small Business Productivity Makeover Video Contest” (, one small business will win the grand prize, valued at $3,500. The Contest is sponsored by SCORE and Brother International, a premier provider of print and communications products and services. The Contest celebrates SCORE’s 50 years of helping more than ten million small businesses learn how to start a business, grow, and achieve their business goals through free business assistance and education.

Fifty small businesses pitch their stories in video

See 50 small businesses pitch their fun, serious, and entertaining stories in 30-60 second videos, each describing their unique need for a business makeover and how SCORE and Brother could help them.

The Public can VOTE daily and help get out the voteVote

The public can vote once a day at Public votes will count for 40 percent of the small business contestants’ overall scores. Contestants are promoting their videos and asking their friends, family, customers and supporters to help by voting and spreading the word. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 30, 2014.


Small businesses WIN great prizes and free publicityWin

The top 25 vote-getters will become finalists, gain significant and free national media exposure, and win a Brother P-Touch prize. The grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of small business experts to receive a business makeover with up to $2,500 of products and services from Brother. The grand prize winner and a companion will be flown to Washington, D.C. in September2014 for a special national announcement and awards ceremony at the 2014 SCORE Awards Gala. The grand prize winner will also have a professional business makeover video created to be shown at the Gala and promoted by SCORE. The winner can use the video for its own promotion, too. The total value of the grand prize is $3,500.

“We encourage everyone who wants to support our small businesses to vote in BizClips by April 30, 2014. Together with Brother International, we look forward to helping make the winning small business better, stronger and more productive to meet its challenges,” said Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO.

BizClips, The Small Business Productivity Video Contest launched on November 25, 2013.  Help small businesses turn their challenges into opportunities. Complete details are at

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Aliana MarinoCommunications Manager, SCORE
Aliana is passionate about helping small businesses thrive and getting the word out about the great work SCORE mentors do across the country. | Facebook | @SCOREmentors | More from Aliana

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