Another PlayBook Giveaway!


Excitement for the Small Business Influencer awards is building.  We now have over 50,000 votes from the community — thanks to YOUR support.

And in honor of the great response, we’re giving away another two BlackBerry PlayBooks. The PlayBook is an exciting new compact tablet, and thanks to our premiere sponsor, BlackBerry, we have two 16 GB PlayBooks up for grabs.

About the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlaybookThe PlayBook is BlackBerry’s new tablet, released just a few months ago. It is under a half-inch thick, and has a 7-inch display which says “is small enough to fit in many coat pockets, purses, handbags, etc., making it much more portable for out-of-the-home use than Apple’s iPad.”

The PlayBook uses WiFi to connect to the Internet. It is not necessary to have a BlackBerry smartphone, but if you do, there is a unique Bluetooth connection called the BlackBerry Bridge that allows you to display your BlackBerry smartphone screen on the PlayBook, too.

If you’d like a shot at winning one of these hot new Playbooks, read on….

How Do I Enter the Playbook Drawing?

It’s simple. Make a tweet on Below are 2 different tweets — pick either of the following. Either copy and paste the tweet manually, or hit the “click to tweet link” underneath to open up a tweet box (does not automatically tweet – you still have hit submit once the tweet box opens):

Tweet #1 :

I support the #SMBinfluencer 2011 awards and want to win a #BlackBerryPlayBook

(click here to tweet link #1 above)

Tweet #2 :

I voted in the #SMBInfluencer awards, and I want to win a new #BlackBerryPlayBook

(click here to tweet example #2 above)

Who is Eligible to Win?

To qualify for the drawing, you must be located in the United States or in Canada. Sorry, we can’t send the PlayBooks anywhere else. Void where prohibited.

Small Business Influencer 2011How Many Times Can I Enter?

Enter once a day. However, you can only win a maximum of one PlayBook.

What’s the Deadline?

Enter between now and August 1, 2011, at 11:59 pm Los Angeles time.

When Will the Winners Be Announced?

We’ll announce the winners here on Small Business Trends, on and on Twitter at the @SMBinfluencer account, no later than August 5, 2011. We will contact the winners directly via Twitter, also.

How Will Winners Be Chosen?

It’s a random drawing. We’ll use to choose from the Twitter tweets meeting the entry criteria.

Good luck, everyone — and thanks for your support of the Small Business Influencer 2011 awards! And thank you, BlackBerry, for sponsoring the awards!


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. This is very disappointing, I would love to get my hands on one to write reviews on my primary blog. You should at least provide cash options, so that we can purchase the device in the host country.

    • So sorry, Eddie. I feel so bad about that. 🙁

      With it being hardware, it’s a challenge. The PlayBooks were donated, so we’d have to come up with the cash equivalent and that gets pricey.

      I’ll give some thought to it for a future giveaway….


  2. Woooo! For winning!

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  4. Dear Anita and Small Biz Trends Team:

    I’d very much like to speak to someone about Small Biz Trends supporting in some way our upcoming Dandi Awards recognizing innovative small businesses and entrepreneurs who give back to our community.

    The ceremony will be held in October in Tallahassee, FL and is part of a host of entrepreneurial initiatives happening on our local scene. It would be a natural fit to introduce our 8 winners to Small Biz Trends and somehow have an offering that would allow them to be more empowered in their business. We also have an audience of 150 attendees, including weighty collaborators and leaders from all walks of our business community.

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