Contests http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/contests The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Contests en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235129 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235129 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234543 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234543 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234558 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234558 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234532 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234532 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234294 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234294 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233901 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233901 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233761 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233761 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231589 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231589 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231006 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231006 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228590 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228590 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227252 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227252 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226364 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226364 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226099 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226099 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225023 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225023 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225118 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225118 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224177 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224177 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224580 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224580 James Wedmore A Look at the Global-Apps Scene and Why You Should Care 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. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224490 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224490 Neil Parmar The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224065 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224065 Matt Villano Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...' 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. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228799 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228799 Susan Johnston