Countdown – 5 Days to Chicago’s Elevator Pitch Contest – Win $$ – 2 other Major Events

Update 6/12: Elevator Pitch Deadline Extended to this Friday at 5pm!

Here’s our Elevator Pitch. What’s yours?
“Enter our contest to explain and sell your business in 30-60 seconds and you will receive expert feedback and maybe share in $8,500 in cash – TV appearances – and free expert mentoring.”

ScoreChicago

Elevator Pitch Plus Contest. Deadline June 9th

Enter Here

(Sponsored by SCORE Chicago)

Register here to attend a FREE Elevator Pitch video workshop hosted by SCORE Chicago, 6/20

SCORE Chicago: (312) 353-7724, www.scorechicago.org

Join our Business Expo Partners, The Chicago Innovation Awards for this seasons kick off event this Thursday at Threadless.

 Business Plan Competition Continues!

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Submit a two-page executive summary and you are automatically entered to win a share of $10,000. For details click here.

 REGISTER for our free Workshops.

Goldman Sachs

Applications now open for 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is now accepting applications for the Fall, 2013 cohort. All interested entrepreneurs in the metro Chicago market are invited to apply for our education program which was designed to help you grow your business. And, the program is free!

The program is designed for owners of small businesses with revenues between $150,000 and $4 million in 2012; business in operation for at least two years; and, at least four employees.

For more information, please visit www.ccc.edu/smallbiz

Full details and instant entry at www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

Good luck!

Richard

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TV Time for Small Business Contest ENDS TONIGHT!

“TV Time for Small Business” is your opportunity to create a video to showcase your business. Thousands of leaders, movers, and shakers from the business community will see our top 3 winning entries! The deadline is this TODAY, June 15th at midnight.

June is one of the hottest months for Chicago Small Business. Many of those who have it “Made in the Shade,” are successful because they have a great business plan. Attend free business plan writing workshops and enter our Chicago Business Plan Competition. Deadline is Friday, July 6th at 4:30 p.m.

We hope to see you Friday at “The Business Event,” and also plan on attending TECHWEEK Friday, June 22- Tuesday, June 26th.

TVTIME

In partnership with Score – Chicago, The Office of the City Treasurer is proud to offer Chicago Business Owners the opportunity to earn FREE TV TIME and share in $8,500 in cash prizes by telling us “What makes your business exceptional?” Enter here and send a link for your YouTube Video. $5,000 1st, $2,500 2nd, and $1000 3rd cash prizes.

Full details and instant entry at www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

Good luck!

Richard

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TV Time for Small Business Win $8500 in prizes, TV exposure, and expert mentoring.

(*From ScoreChicago.org)

“TV Time for Small Business” contest co-sponsored by SCORE Chicago – we are accepting videos where local business owners tell us, “WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS EXCEPTIONAL.”

Videos will be screened and judged by experts to determine who shares in $8,500 in cash prizes, wins 1 in 10 free TV slots on CAN-TV and expert business mentoring with SCORE Chicago.

If you would like to participate, please upload your 30-60 second video to “YouTube,” and then copy the link and submit it in this entry form. Please bear in mind that should your video be selected as a finalist, we will require the actual video file to be submitted.

Good Luck – Hurry contest ends at Midnight June 15th.

Interested in entering? Here is a link to get started.

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Deadline to Enter the 2012 Small Business Online Marketing Contest!

UPDATE!

*One more day! The Treasurer’s office has extended the deadline until Friday! Good luck!

Social Media Campaign Contest Registration from the Chicago City Treasurer’s Office Website…

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The City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office is recognizing excellence in Online Marketing!

We know that small businesses and organizations in Chicago spend a lot of their valuable time on marketing campaigns that look fantastic and achieve great, measureable results. That’s why we decided to honor their dedication to Email Marketing.

Remember to make sure you have approval from your company before submitting your campaign.

Entries will be judged on:

  • Originality of Concept – Does the email/campaign introduce a great new idea? (i.e. an interesting promotion or cause).
  • Polish and Appeal – Is the email/campaign easy to use and aesthetically appealing?
  • Clarity – Is the email/campaign easy to understand?
  • Effectiveness – Was the email/campaign effective and did it drive results?

The categories to be awarded are:

  • 1st Place: $2,500 + Free Constant Contact Account for a year
  • 2nd Place: $1,000 + Free Constant Contact Account for a year
  • “Rookie” Award: Free Constant Contact Account for a year
There is still time to enter!!
To enter, simply click the button below and fill out the information.  You will then upload examples/screenshots/files of your campaign, and you’re done!

Good luck!

Richard

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