Microsoft is launching their second annual Small Business video contest, and we need your help. Last year we launched our first small business video contest with a simple request for small businesses to share their business stories via a 2-minute video. We reached 21 million people and had over 175 entries.
Our 2016 contest, starting January 25, is a great opportunity for business influencers to help small businesses in the US.
We will recognize the best, most inspirational and original video that showcases a small business story. The grand prize winner will win $20,000, new Surface Pro 4s, and subscriptions to Office 365 for their business (up to 10 devices/seats) in addition to a publicity package.
In addition, this year we will award a prize to four business associations. When a business connected to your organization enters the contest, they can write in your organization name for a chance to win a Surface Pro 4 and one-year subscription to Office 365.
The 2015 grand prize winner was Citizen Frederick, a men’s retail clothing store. Other winners included an innovative technology product for pets, a women’s clothing boutique, an embroidery franchise and a frame shop. Among the dozens of entries we received there were many inspirational stories from non-profits, retail, and online businesses.
|“It was great fun and more importantly, our small business was seen by a few more people… It is great for a large company like Microsoft to support the little guys and both Luke and I appreciate your help!”
How you can help
We encourage you to be a part of this campaign and help make it a success by promoting it to your members. Following are a couple of suggestions: