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Google and AmEx Do Small Business Contest for Free Advertising

October 26, 2011 Chris Crum

Google introduced a new program in partnership with American Express called My Business Story. This lets small businesses tell their stories through videos, and leads up to the second annual Small Business Saturday, which is aimed at encouraging communities to spend and support local businesses. "Let’s say you’re a custom […]

Verisign Launches Domain Name Contest

March 1, 2011 Doug Caverly

Small business owners who understand the value of a good website (or can at least fake it in a creative, attention-grabbing way) should consider entering a new contest.  Verisign wants to give a fair amount of cash to the owner who can best answer "Where will .com or .net take […]

Nominations Window Open For Small Business Summit

January 13, 2011 Doug Caverly

On March 8th, the Sixth Annual Small Business Summit will begin in New York City, and a certain number of small businesses will be recognized for their good work.  But before that happens, a nominations period is necessary, and we’re pleased to report that the window’s now open. From now […]

British Airways To Fly (Some) Small Biz Owners For Free

September 8, 2010 Doug Caverly

Americans who are interested in taking their small businesses international may want to clear their schedule to prepare an essay or a videotaped pitch.  British Airways relaunched its Face-to-Face Program today in order to fly 250 entrepreneurs overseas. Let’s delve straight into the details.  In either 2-3 minutes or 300-500 […]

Barclays Sponsors Contest For Underdogs

June 21, 2010 Doug Caverly

UK small business owners who have become successful despite experiencing some bad luck should make an effort to enter a contest.  Barclays – along with a number of other organizations – wants to recognize perseverance through the 2009 Trading Places Awards. Entities including Barclays, Microsoft, the National Federation of Enterprise […]

Google TV Ads Contest Winners Announced

November 2, 2009 Doug Caverly

Thanks to Google, three small businesses are going to receive a rather significant of national exposure.  Amazing Gates,, and have been declared the winners of Google’s TV for All contest. The contest began about two months ago when small businesses were asked to submit 30- or 60-second promotional […]

2009 Winner Of Small Biz Excellence Award Announced

October 1, 2009 Doug Caverly

Getting to this point was a long process; we first talked about this year’s Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Awards way back in February.  However, for one business, the wait has proven worth it, as the overall U.S. winner has finally been announced. BusinesSuites, which provides executive suites and virtual office […]

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