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Got a business challenge that can be solved with $100k?


March 18, 2014
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Mar. 18, 2014, Toronto — The fourth annual The Challenge contest is
back. Business owners are invited to share their greatest business
challenges for the chance to win $100,000.

The contest, presented by Telus and The Globe and Mail, helps
small business owners overcome their biggest business challenges with
the grand prize of $100,000 plus other support for all four finalists
and 10 regional winners.

“At Telus, we’re passionate about
supporting small business owners with innovative solutions that help
their business thrive. Through 'The Challenge,' we’re able to extend
this passion further and support owners that are jumping significant
hurdles to achieve their business goals,” said Jim Senko, vice-president
of small business solutions at Telus. “Due to the incredible
submissions we reviewed in 2013, we are expanding this year’s
competition to recognize not only the top four finalists, but also 10
regional companies that are facing unique challenges. We’re excited to
partner with The Globe and Mail to once again champion the growth of the small business community in Canada.”
 
“Whether
it’s hiring sales staff, finding new markets or raising their marketing
games, small businesses across the country are doing their best to get
to that next level. But with limited time and money, growth isn’t always
easy, which is why we partnered with Telus to host the $100,000
contest,” said Katherine Scarrow, editor for small business at The Globe and Mail. “We’re searching for motivated small businesses on the verge of greatness – all they need is that extra push.”

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Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of inspiring Canadian business owners and business experts.

Four
finalists will present their business challenges to a judging panel at
Telus House in downtown Toronto on June 19, and explain how they would
use the $100,000 to overcome their key obstacle.

Finalists will be profiled in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and at theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business.

The final winner will be announced on Sept. 18.

In addition, 10 regional awards will be given out during Small Business Week in October.

Visit Globeandmail.com/thechallenge for full details about how to enter and contest rules and regulations.
 
Canadians and fellow small business owners can join the conversation and follow the contest on Twitter via @TELUSbusiness and @GlobeSmallBiz using the hashtag #smbizchallenge. The contest closes May 26.


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