Incubators Hatch Businesses

Contest Helps You Get Noticed

National - The National Mail Order Association (NMOA) is looking for 500 manufacturers who think their products will be the next hot sellers.

U.S.-based companies of all sizes, as well as inventors, are invited to submit entries for the NMOA's second annual Hot Products Contest. All valid entries will be featured in the association's international newsletter, Mail Order Digest, which is sent to merchandise buyers from mail order, catalog and infomercial companies as well as other direct marketers. The top 500 submissions receive a certificate of recognition and a publicity kit containing a sample press release and a letter explaining how to contact local media. Fifty of the top 500 submissions (one per state) will also have their products featured free on the NMOA Web site for one year.

The deadline for submitting an entry is December 31, 1998. Applications are available on the NMOA's Web site at ; via fax-on-demand at (612) 788-4193; or by sending a business-sized self-addressed, stamped envelope to the National Mail Order Association LLC, 2807 Polk St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418-2954.

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This article was originally published in the December 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Incubators Hatch Businesses.

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