Nothing attracts small business owners like a chance to win money and gain recognition from the corporate establishment.
That is why UPS has announced it's third annual Best "Out-of-the-Box" Small Business Contest - and this year the company is going international.
UPS is looking for the "the most innovative small businesses" with 2006 revenues between $250,000 and $10 million. The top prize is $25,000 in cash, an IBM small business package and promotion in UPS's international publicity campaign.
Along with the financial reward comes the all important instant credibility that the winning company can use to land new customers and gain additional media exposure.
Contestants need to fill out a form and submit a 500 word essay at the contest website. It is a fairly cheap price tag for UPS to pay considering the exposure they will be getting as a result.
Kudos to UPS - what is your company doing to attract SMB attention?