Green Business Tips Contest Winners Announced

This past September we asked you to contribute your best tips for going green with your small business.  As a token of our appreciation, we gave every U.S. resident who contributed a chance to win a Free HP Desktop Computing Suite.

And the winner is

Lizette PirtleCongratulations to Lizette Pirtle!

Lizette is the co-founder and CEO of International Expansion Experts and blogs regularly on Small Biz Franchise Blog and Franchise Success: The New Formula.

You can learn more about Lizette by following her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Lizette wins the beautiful HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra Slim Business PC, 22-inch widescreen monitor, and HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One printer/fax/scanner.

In an effort not to exclude any of our readers, we ran a separate drawing for outside-the-U.S. participants (since we could not ship the computer outside the country).  Readers outside of the U.S. were given the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate to an online retailer of their choice.

The international winner is

Sarah BradleyCongratulations to Sarah Bradley!

Sarah is the co-founder of Help Ahoy, a UK-based company offering Virtual Personal Assistance.

You can learn more about Sarah by also following her on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Sarah won a gift certificate to Amazon U.K.

A special thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to both Lizette and Sarah!

With the help of our fantastic readers, we were able to collect 100 unique green small business tips.  The tips are also available as a downloadable PDF document.

And a huge “thank you” to our sponsor HP for making this wonderful giveaway possible.  We appreciate your continued support.


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.

5 Reactions
  1. Gratz to The Winners!
    Going green is about everything from leaving a legacy for future generations to starting a new business. Whatever your reason, getting a little greener is a great way to get to know the neighbors, and will also get the economy going.

  2. Lizette,

    Congratulations! I am really happy for you. I have an HP myself, and I had either HP or Compaq PC’s since I have started.

    (Except for one other, unnamed one)

    We talked via phone a few months ago about some franchises that you are working with to grow, and I enjoyed our conversation.

    Take care!

    The Franchise King
    Joel Libava

  3. Congratulations Lizette and Sarah! Be sure to let us know how the winnings help your businesses.

  4. I’m thrilled that we were able to provide the giveaway. And I echo what Robert said: please be sure to tell us how this impacts your business.

    — Anita