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The Challenge contest for entrepreneurs


March 20, 2013
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Mar. 20, 2013, Toronto — Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs! Sharing your
greatest business challenge could contribute an extra $100,000 to your
bottom line.

Telus and The Globe and Mail have launched The Challenge,
the third annual contest inviting small and medium-sized business
owners to present their biggest business challenge for the opportunity
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.”

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To enter the contest, participants must visit www.globeandmail.com/thechallenge and prepare an 800 word submission describing:

  • A challenge their business is currently experiencing (200 words)
  • A proposed solution to this challenge and how the $100,000 prize would help overcome that challenge (200 words)
  • An explanation of the results they expect to achieve (200 words)
  • A
    description of how their business incorporates the following values
    into their business: community investment/commitment to charities,
    customer service and innovation (200 words)

All entries must be submitted by May 27.

New
this year, the judging panel will review and shortlist submissions to
four semi-finalists. In June, semi-finalists will be required to present
their business challenges to the judging panel at the Telus House in
downtown Toronto.

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

The winner will be announced on Sept. 26.
 
“Our
ongoing partnership with Telus helps us recognize and support the small
business community in Canada,” said Sean Stanleigh, editor with The
Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business. “Over the coming weeks,
through our pages and online, our business reporters look forward to
profiling Canadian entrepreneurs to provide insight into the types of
challenges this group faces, and highlight their successes.”

For full details about how to enter and to read the contest rules and regulations, please visit www.globeandmail.com/thechallenge.


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