SCORE Announces Nationwide Contest

Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE – April 7, 2009) – SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and, a leading social media Web site, have launched the national “Dream Test Competition” to honor the best business plan with a $10,000 grand prize. The contest is co-sponsored by Thomas Nelson publishers and SUCCESS magazine. It is open to anyone thinking about starting their dream business.

To participate, complete a draft of your business plan for your dream business. Upload the plan to Scribd at before April 22 for a chance to win $10,000 in start-up funding. A panel of industry experts at SCORE and Thomas Nelson will narrow the entries to 10 finalists. The Scribd community will then vote and select the $10,000 grand prize winner.

SCORE experts can help with creating or updating a business plan. Use the Find SCORE mapping tool to find a local SCORE office instantly at Mentors offer advice by email through Ask SCORE at .

SCORE,, Thomas Nelson publishers and SUCCESS magazine created the “Dream Test Competition” in celebration of Dr. John Maxwell’s new book, Put Your Dream to the Test. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert and Amazon Hall of Fame member, with books on the New York Times, the
Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestseller lists.

To enter the “Dream Test Competition,” visit Official rules, prize description, and
guidelines are included. Create a Scribd profile, upload your plan and encourage your friends to vote for your plan.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.3 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at and

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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.

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this country. As unpopular as we have become around the world…and as negative as so many financial reports seem, the truth of the matter is that the entrepreneurial spirit that helped to build this nation is still alive and well.

    And I thank God that I live in the USA!

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