November 26, 2015

Solve a Tough Business Problem Contest

Solve a Business Problem Contest - win $10,000Have you solved a tough business problem, and want to share your lesson with other entrepreneurs? is running a contest with the potential for you to win from $2,000 to $10,000.  All you have to do is share how you solved your business problem, in the “What Works For Business” contest.

How do I enter the contest?

Simply submit a short description of a challenge your business has faced and how the issue was solved. (See examples.) An expert panel of judges — including our own Anita Campbell and Joel Libava of Small Business Trends — will narrow down the field to 50 finalists. Then winners across 10 categories will be determined by popular vote in December.

Who can enter?

If your business is located in the U.S. or Canada, you are eligible to win.

What’s the deadline?

Enter by December 3, 2008

Where Do I Enter?

To enter, submit a brief description of a business challenge you have faced and how you solved it.

All winners will be featured in a national, year-long publicity campaign related to the contest. As always, be sure to read the contest rules carefully.

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Staci Wood

Staci Wood After being a 20+ year member of "the rat race," Staci traded in her office, opted out, and joined the virtual world and the Small Business Trends community. Staci is the Operations Manager for Small Business Trends, LLC and is also the Producer of the Small Business Trends Radio Show.

6 Reactions

  1. Fun contest! I can’t participate yet. I will do it when I have established a business on the North American market. Who is behind

  2. Wow great idea! I’ll talk to my team and see if this is something we want to participate in.

  3. Hey
    sory to write to you like this, but i could not find the contact form. I really like your blog and i was wondering if you would maybe like a link exchange with my website . It is not as big as yours, since it isn’t up so long yet, but it’s gaining visitors fast and i have ordered an advertising campaign recently.

    Next to link exchange i would like to offer you an option to publish some articles of yours about economy on my blog, send them to me and i will publish them. You can add link to your blog under each article and i will publish it as a source.

    Well let me know on [email protected] . I would really like a link exchange with your blog (i like it alot).

    Thank you in advance for your reply.


  4. Wow. I hope there will be a video coverage on this so I can witness this too.

  5. Hi everyone! Glad you like the idea – the whole purpose of the contest (beyond rewarding creative business people and solutions) is to help shift the business focus from what’s wrong with the economy to what all of us can do to help our companies survive and thrive in 2009. Entrepreneurs shine when times are tough, and the business community could really use a dose of that “get up and go!” spirit right now.

    You’ve all solved many challenges in your business lives, so I hope you’ll visit to enter. We have 10 submission categories covering various aspects of business (e.g., management, people, money, etc.) and you can submit as many different ideas as you’d like.

    Martin – is the leading business-to-business search engine, directory and pay-per-click ad network. We’re part of R.H. Donnelley Interactive, the interactive group within R.H. Donnelley, one of the leading Yellow Pages and online local commercial search companies.

    Rose – we’re considering video coverage, so I’ll chalk up your comment as “1 vote for video”.

  6. Would this be something that anyone could deal with?

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