Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Deadline looms for Small Biz Big Impact contest

You have just three few days left to enter Scotiabank’s Small Business BIG Impact Challenge.

In partnership with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Scotiabank wants to recognize and celebrate the impact small businesses make across Canada. Almost anyone can participate.

Up for grabs is $30,000 in prize money, in three categories.

Employment: For businesses that create jobs and whose employment practices reflect and support their community’s needs.

Products or Services: For businesses that offer innovative products and services, or unique ways of doing business.

Leadership: For business owners who have played a key leadership role in their communities, over and above their role in the business.

One winner in each category will win $10,000, plus media exposure and promotion.

Business owners can enter here by submitting a written response to three questions, and/or, you can upload a video of your business to tell your story.

If you want to recognize a business owner who is making a difference in your community, click here to send them an email and tell them about the Challenge.

To support your local businesses, look them up in the "Gallery", and vote! Public votes will help winners reach the semi-finalist round! Winners will be selected based on a combination of impact to the community, quality of the entry, and number of votes.

Contest entries close on April 30.
Winners will be announced June 1.

For more information click here.
If you have questions, email