Business trendies have become preoccupied with thinking their way out of the box; homebased business owners, on the other hand, are trying to think their way in. Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B) Business Solutions in a Box is just one of the prizes luring home office owners to compete in the Homebased Entrepreneur Challenge, a new contest sponsored by D&B and Entrepreneur's HomeOffice magazine. Top awards include a cash prize of $10,000, an IBM laptop computer, Proven Edge Professional Edition Software, and Business Solutions in a Box, with personalized problem solvers ranging from insurance and financial services to marketing and risk management. George Martin, executive vice president of mass marketing for D&B, calls Business Solutions in a Box "an enabling program."
How do you qualify for the goodies? Simple. Just gripe to us. In 100 words or less, describe how you solved your biggest business challenge, headache, nightmare, roadblock or black cloud. If our panel of experts thinks your essay is the best, you could win $10,000.
Two monthly winners--from November 1997 through March 1998--will receive Business Solutions in a Box and a one-year subscription to Entrepreneur's HomeOffice magazine. All entries must be received by March 31, 1998. Official rules can be found at left; an entry form is on the opposite page. For more information or to receive an entry form, call (800) 357-7299, ext. 420.
GFA Management Inc., P.O. Box 47024, Indianapolis, IN 46247, (317) 888-7156
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