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Want your business to grow? Maybe eBay can help.

This story appears in the March 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You've got big dreams about growing your , but you may not always have the financial resources to make those dreams a reality. To help small-business owners in this situation, is launching a small-business contest, "Dream Big. Save Big. eBay."

Entrants must write a 250-word essay about how eBay can help them achieve their business dreams. A panel of judges will select five finalists, who will receive eBay gift certificates ranging from $2,500 to $50,000. The finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony at eBay's headquarters in San Jose, , and each will receive a one-on-one coaching session with a small-business expert.

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