Contests The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Contests en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:17:00 GMT Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion Following the tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17, Malaysia Airlines rolled out -- and then promptly scrapped -- a contest asking consumers to describe their bucket lists. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:17:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014' Nominees run the gamut, having created everything from a mouth guard that aims to prevent sports-related concussions to an app that helps actors nail down relevant and timely auditions. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips Having an engaged audience online can help your bottom line, but you have to be careful. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT Zach Cutler 4 Ways Managers Mess Up Sales Contests 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. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:30:00 GMT Bob Marsh You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience Contests and sweepstakes with prizes your targeted audience likes will engage customers and spread your brand. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT Matt Konigsmark Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook 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. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:18:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Golf Company's $1.5 Million Giveaway Far From a Hole in One Another glaring example of how companies miss the mark on marketing and customer loyalty campaigns. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT Carol Roth Why You Need to Think Beyond Google When It Comes to SEO Major search engines aren't your only source for getting discovered online and driving traffic to your site. In this video, Rand Fishkin explains. Mon, 19 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT Jason Fell Opportunity Is Knocking: Announcing a Contest for Entrepreneurs 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. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT Andrea Huspeni 25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:30:00 GMT Mark Hayes $3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:57:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:00:00 GMT Lindsay LaVine Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space 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. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:50:00 GMT Catherine Clifford College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:30:00 GMT Dinah Wisenberg Brin How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest 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. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:30:00 GMT Ted Prodromou Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMT Michelle Goodman What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You Five tips to conduct a successful promotion. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:30:00 GMT Lindsay LaVine How Gamification Can Create Social Media Buzz Expert Gabe Zicherman on how 'gaming features' can increase engagement on the social web. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 08:00:00 GMT Gabe Zichermann 3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest Video can provide a powerful marketing boost for your business on social networks. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 03:00:00 GMT James Wedmore