You start with a plan, an idea that no one else has developed yet. You put your whole self into your idea, sacrificing money, family time, and so much more. But running your own business can pose challenges. Telus and the Globe and Mail are giving small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to earn a $100,000 grant. Could it be your business?
Starting March 18, 2013, small and medium sized businesses are asked to present their biggest business challenge to win a $100,000 grant from Telus.
“Supporting small business growth in Canada is a key priority for TELUS. This contest brings together a community of entrepreneurs to talk about their biggest pain points and receive advice from experienced business experts,” said Jim Senko, vice-president of Small and Medium Business Marketing at TELUS. “As entrepreneurial spirit continues to drive the Canadian economy, we’re excited to partner with The Globe and Mail for a third year in a row to help Canadian entrepreneurs reach success.”
Entrants are asked to submit, in writing, the challenge their business is currently experiencing, a proposed solution and how the grant would help, the results they expect to achieve, and how their business incorporates certain business values, all within an 800-word submission. You can learn more about the submission requirements by visiting Globeandmail.com/thechallenge.
This year the four semi-finalist chosen by the judging panel will be required to present their business challenge to the judging panel at the TELUS House in downtown Toronto in June. The semi-finalists will also be profiled in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. The final winner will be announced on September 26, 2013.
Canadians and fellow small business owners can join the conversation and follow the contest on Twitter via @TELUSBusiness and @GlobeSmallBiz using the hashtag #smallbizchallenge, on LinkedIn and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TELUSBusiness. The contest closes May 27, 2013.
For more details on the submission requirements, profiles of the judging panel and to submit your challenge, visit Globeandmail.com/thechallenge.