News and Articles About Contests
Having an engaged audience online can help your bottom line, but you have to be careful.
Sales contests are supposed to provide motivation for employees to increase sales, customers and profits. But if done incorrectly, they can do more harm than good.
Contests and sweepstakes with prizes your targeted audience likes will engage customers and spread your brand.
Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Another glaring example of how companies miss the mark on marketing and customer loyalty campaigns.
Major search engines aren't your only source for getting discovered online and driving traffic to your site. In this video, Rand Fishkin explains.
Entrepreneurs, here is your opportunity to shine. Apply for the Empact Showcase and have the chance to be featured in Entrepreneur's annual 'Top 30 Startups to Watch' list.
Dont let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
Nationwide search is underway for the best young companies to work for.
The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.
Empact is looking for startups making an impact in the community to showcase at the United Nations.
One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
Increase the number of targeted followers you have and help spread the word about your products and services for free by holding a Twitter contest.
Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
Five tips to conduct a successful promotion.
Expert Gabe Zicherman on how 'gaming features' can increase engagement on the social web.
Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.
Video can provide a powerful marketing boost for your business on social networks.
If you think the U.S. app craze has hit overload, you're not the only one. Giant tech companies are now doubling down on student-app developers in the Middle East and Africa.
For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
Sixteen-year-old contest winner Greyson McCluskey gets the rare opportunity to work with a team of innovation pros to help him turn his big idea into a reality.
Starr Hall on finding resources and creative ideas to attract the right social media fans.
We asked readers to send in their videos describing the moment they declared their independence as business owners and then put them to a vote.