Announcing Small Business Stimulus Package Giveaway

(PRESS RELEASE – December 8, 2008) – The Small Business Stimulus Package Giveaway is a chance for potential and current small business owners to win the following:

– $250 Cash
– Business Action Plan
– Business Products & Services

Why am I offering this package?

I recently gave my readers at the following advice regarding the current economy:

“It’s up to us to work hard, be creative, and be sensible with our money. We live in a connected world, social media and mobile messaging leave hundreds or thousands of people only a few finger clicks away. The ability of ideas (wikis, twitter, youtube, text messaging) and money (Lending Club,
Prosper, Kiva) to flow is easier than ever before. Take advantage of those ideas and that money. Work hard to innovate and not only will you be rewarded but so will our country and the continuation of the American dream for our kids.”

Since actions speak louder than words, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and demonstrate this potential by helping a small business tap into the social power of ideas and money on the Internet.

Who is Eligible?

Any current or potential business owner can apply for the Stimulus Package, one of the applicants will be chosen to receive the cash and a review of their business strategy, compliments of the 1500 subscribers of Money Smart Life. We’ll work through the business owner’s questions, concerns, and
ideas on the site along with the readers. The result will be an action plan that will help grow their business.

The goal of the stimulus package is not only to help out one small business owner but also to remind others that unlike AIG or the Big 3 auto-makers we can’t wait for the government to give us a hand, we have to find ways to give ourselves an economic stimulus.

Who Can You Help?

Do you know any business owners that would be interested in the help? If so, please let them know how to apply for the Small Business Stimulus Package.

Product & Service Promotion

These prizes will be awarded to entrants that don’t win the grand prize and will be offered by professionals looking to market their own skills and offerings to small businesses. For example, we have:

– A CPA who will answer a small businesses questions about book keeping
– A graphic designer who will build a logo for a company
– A programmer who will setup a content management website
– A professional SEO who will consult on search engine rankings

Obviously, the benefit of offering a prize is not only helping out a small business but also gaining exposure for your business. If you have a product or service you’d like to offer as a prize or know someone else that might, please send the details about what you’re offering to


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

2 Reactions
  1. I think this is awesome and I truly appreciate people/companies like yours who do these kind of things for us. It is very encouraging. Thank you!

  2. Way to go! I’m a firm believer in the old addage, “putting money where your mouth is”. I know that the winner will surely benfit from the package. Well done.

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