Contests

Small Business Heroes

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.
Small Business Heroes

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.
Empact

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.
Marketing

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.
Growth Strategies

$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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

Know a Kick-Ass Startup? Nominate It.

Nationwide search is underway for the best young companies to work for.
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

Attention Young Entrepreneurs: Here's a Contest Just for You

Empact is looking for startups making an impact in the community to showcase at the United Nations.
Starting a Business

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.
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

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.
Marketing

3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest

Video can provide a powerful marketing boost for your business on social networks.