Entries Categorized as 'Small Business Contests'

Startup BizCast #45 – Small Business Contest Winner (Grant Mucha)

It’s time to hear from the winner! This week I interview Grant Mucha, the lucky winner of the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest. He was selected next week and wins about $2,000 worth of prizes. In episode 45, I talk with him about his business, Degrama, and how he became a small business owner. Just so you don’t think I’ve switched formats, he lays some small business advice on us!

In this week’s BizCast Brief, Bush on SMB, UK bosses want pregnancy details, and social networking for SMB in Baltimore.

Links mentioned in this week’s episode:
Degrama (www.degrama.com)

Feedback Hotline: (206) 339-4366

Startup BizCast is produced by BizPodz, a business podcast production service from EndGame Public Relations, LLC. For more information on how your business can take advantage of the social media revolution, please visit www.endgamepr.com/podcasts.

Startup BizCast’s theme music is “Dangerous Toys” by George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal. The full version of the song, along with other music by the same artist, can be downloaded at Podsafe Music Network.


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Here Are Your Winners

I encourage you to listen to this week’s episode of Startup BizCast, as it’s different than anything I’ve ever done before. But, in case you haven’t heard …. here are the winners of the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest!


Grand Prize:
Grant Mucha of Degrama

Second Prize: Pam Buttikofer of Proud Papa Gifts

Third Prize: Ray DiDia of ABCPayroll

I have an interview scheduled with Grant, and assuming nothing unexpected happens you’ll be hearing from him in SB #45!

Happy Small Business Week!

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Startup BizCast #44 – Contest Winner Announcement and Listener Advice (with co-host)

This is a very special episode of Startup BizCast. Not only is it finally time to announce the winners of the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest, I brought in a co-host to help me with it. Plus, we get to talk about advice from our listeners!

In this episode I team up with my wife and fellow public relations practitioner, Jennifer! We conduct the drawing for the contest, and announce the grand prize winner as well as the second and third place winners. We also discussed the best advice given by you, the listeners, in your contest entries. It’s a fun episode that’s unlike any Startup BizCast before it!

In this week’s BizCast Brief, I have stories about video from Small Business Week festivities, Dell revamps the Vostro, and a new place to match business buyers and sellers.

Startup BizCast is produced by EndGame Podcast Production, a service of EndGame Public Relations, LLC. For more information on how your business can take advantage of the social media revolution, please visit www.endgamepr.com/podcasts.

Startup BizCast’s theme music is “Dangerous Toys” by George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal. The full version of the song, along with other music by the same artist, can be downloaded at Podsafe Music Network.


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Contest Closed!

At 9pm eastern tonight, the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest ended. Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and also to prize contributors PRWeb, NetSearch Direct, and Carbonite!

The names of the contest winners will be announced in the episode to be published on Wednesday, April 16. That episode will be a departure from the normal format as well, as I’ll be joined by a co-host! My co-host and I will read through the best of the small business advice submitted in the entry forms. The show will break all the rules of Startup BizCast, so don’t miss it!

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Small Business Week Contest Update

We’re now only about a day and a half less than 24 hours from the end of the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest! Have you entered yet? You can’t win if you don’t enter, and the prizes in this contest are considerable — about $2,000 worth of “considerable”. And, all prizes are designed to help small business owners, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and even those who WANT to start a small business!

Click here for details on the contest.

Click here to go straight to the entry form.

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Don’t Miss Out on the Startup BizCast SBW Contest

Time is running out to enter the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest! Entries will be accepted until the evening of Saturday, April 12, so don’t wait or you might miss out! I’ve been getting some great entries, but the chances of you winning part of the estimated $2,000 in prizes is better than any lottery you’ll find.

Go to the Startup BizCast SBW Contest page for more details.

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Reminder: Small Business Week Contest

Don’t forget, the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest runs until April 12. At stake in the contest is approximately $2,000 in prizes from PRWeb, NetSearch Direct, Carbonite, and Startup BizCast!

In this contest, I’m asking for your very best tips for small business owners. All completed entries will be entered into a random drawing for the three prize levels, and the best advice will be used in a “listener tips” episode to be published on April 16.

You can enter via voicemail (206-339-4366), or via online entry form. All completed entries will be given equal weight in the contest drawing, but when I select the “best advice” to use in the listener tips episode, I must admit that I’m likely to give more weight to advice given via voicemail. Give it a shot. When you’re passing along your advice, feel free to say something like, “Hi, this is Bob from Bob’s Plumbing Supplies at www.bobsplumbing.com, and my advice is… etc.” If I select your advice, I’ll use the entire thing … so your business gets a plug!

For full contest information, please visit www.startupbizcast.com/contest.

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Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest Now Underway!

I’ve posted final details about the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest, and entries are now being accepted! Please proceed in a calm, collected manner to the contest page BY CLICKING HERE.

Details will also be available later today, in Startup BizCast Episode 40.

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Details Coming Tomorrow about Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest

I’ve got everything ready to go for the big announcement tomorrow about the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest! I’m going to keep full details until wraps until then, but here’s a tease:

Prizes in this contest are valued at more than $2,000! These valuable prizes are all designed to help your small business, startup, freelance operation, or even your dream of a business. The prizes come from these great firms:



Check back here tomorrow, and listen to Startup BizCast Episode 40 (publishing at about 8am tomorrow) for FULL details!

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Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest: Details Coming Soon!

National Small Business Week in the United States is April 21-25 this year, and Startup BizCast will be offering something special to mark the celebration of small business ownership! Details are still being worked out for the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest. I expect to make an official announcement next week about prizes.

One prize that I CAN talk about right now will be an opportunity to be interviewed and plug YOUR business during the episode of Startup BizCast that airs during small business week!

More details are coming, so be sure to check back on the blog and listen to the show!

If you have an idea for a prize, OR if you’d like to “donate” a prize in exchange for promotional consideration .. PLEASE contact me! I’m thinking of things like free small business counseling or online tools that are useful for small business owners, but I’m open to other ideas.

While I’m posting, I may as well give you a preview of this week’s Startup BizCast. In episode 39, which will publish tomorrow morning, we’ll hear from Jody Keenan. Jody is the Director of the Virginia Small Business Development Center and will have some tips for us about how to operate your small business during a weak economy.

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