Win the Small Biz Dream Contest: Make 2012 Your Best Year Ever!

social media viewpoints*UPDATE: Congratulations to P.J. Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff and Erica Conroy of Coupsmart, the grand-prize and second-prize winners in the Small Biz Dream Contest. All 10 winners won a free pass to Small Biz Success Summit. P.J. also won 3 hours of consulting from John Jantsch. The top winners also won a library of marketing books and John Jantsch’s Complete Small Business Marketing System. Go see the winning entries.*

Do you own a small business?

Would you like to win free private coaching from the world’s foremost small business expert?

A creative photo can get you there.

Social Media Examiner is hosting the “Small Biz Dream Contest.”

The grand prize includes private coaching from John Jantsch (author of Duct Tape Marketing) along with free tickets to Small Biz Success Summit 2012.

What is the contest?

It’s fun and simple. You simply take a photo and post it on our special Facebook page. We used Strutta to create a contest that complies with Facebook’s standards.

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This is Mike Stelzner's dream in 2012 (and yes he drew the sign).

Social Media Examiner readers vote to determine the finalists. John Jantsch and Michael Stelzner (founder, Social Media Examiner) will select the winners.

What are the prizes?

Here are the available prizes:

Grand prize: This winner will receive 3 hours of private coaching from small business marketing expert John Jantsch, two tickets to Small Biz Success Summit 2012, John’s The Small Business Marketing System and an entire library of valuable marketing books, including John’s Duct Tape Marketing and Michael Stelzner’s Launch.

Second place: This prize includes two free tickets to Small Biz Success Summit 2012, John’s The Small Business Marketing System and an entire library of valuable marketing books, including John’s Duct Tape Marketing and Michael Stelzner’s Launch.

The top two winners will also be profiled in Social Media Examiner’s 120,000-reader newsletter.

Finalists: The eight remaining finalists will receive free tickets to Small Biz Success Summit 2012.

How to enter…

Simply take a creative photograph with the words “My Dream in 2012″ then post it on our Facebook contest page here.

NOTE: We strongly encourage you to get creative using photography rather than computer-rendered images.

The ten photos with the most votes will enter the finals round. Our judges will determine the grand prize and second place winners.

Key dates: The contest will be open for entries through December 29, 2011. Votes will be counted through midnight Pacific on December 31, 2011.

The judges: Our judges are John Jantsch (author, Duct Tape Marketing) and Michael Stelzner (author, Launch).
john jantschmichael stelzner

Winners will be selected from among the finalists and at the sole discretion of our judges. All decisions are subjective and final. No purchase is necessary to participate.

Ready to Win?

Go to our Facebook contest page and enter now. If you know of a small business that should enter this contest, make sure to tell them about it.

Best wishes this holiday season and for 2012!

What are your thoughts? Share your comments in the box below.

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About the Author, Phil Mershon

Phil Mershon is the director of events for Social Media Examiner. He has worked nearly 25 years in corporate training and management. Phil is also a professional jazz and church musician. Other posts by »




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  • Patrick Kamotho

    Amazing and highly appreaciated,keep it up,thanks

  • PhilMershon

    Thanks! I hope you enter the contest! :)

  • Steve

    My mind is currently brainstorming ideas………. :)

  • PhilMershon

    Have fun with it. You have some time! :)

  • Aaron

    Do I have to be the OWNER of the business to participate? 

  • PhilMershon

    No, you do not. It just needs to be “for” a small business. We’re letting you and the voters decide if you’re a small business.

  • http://paradisesocial.wordpress.com/ Mike Poynton

    What a great idea!! And I have a good idea for a photo!!

  • PhilMershon

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see it!

  • http://www.IfSimply.com/ Keith Griffis

    This sounds great as fun. I love contests for clients and now I get to finally participate!

    Thanks Phil

  • PhilMershon

    Have fun with it, Keith.

  • http://www.chocolatesandfigs.com Jayne Georgette

    It has to be a dream for the business or can be personal?

  • PhilMershon

    It can be either one, Jayne, but ideally your business helps you accomplish that dream. 

    Take the example that Mike Stelzner put in. His dream is to build a new home in 2012, but he can’t do that without his business being successful. Make sense?All the best with your dreams!

  • http://www.best-web-hosting-companies.com/ Kavya Hari

    Actually, i would like to say thanks for given up here :) And, its really great ideas on here.

  • http://www.IfSimply.com/ Keith Griffis

    Thanks Phil. Oh and thanks for ignoring my broken English in the first sentence of my post.

    Damn iPhone autocorrect!

    I do think this will be fun.

    Thanks,
    Keith
    http://www.SimpleMediaMarketing.com

  • http://www.internetconsultantindia.com Soumitra

    Wow, My Mind has already begun & I am on my way !

  • http://www.forwardstmarketing.com Jill Drake

    Love this contest! I just launched a marketing business in 2011 so this is right up my alley!

  • http://www.cpssecurity.com/ Security Guards

    I completely agree with this. If people are involved with you on an emotional level, they will be much more likely to refer friends and family to your business, as well as talk positively about your brand.

  • PhilMershon

    Great! Look forward to your entry! :)

  • PhilMershon

    Thanks! I hope you enter the contest!

  • PhilMershon

    Cool! Hope to see your entry soon!

  • PhilMershon

    No worries, Keith! I turned off the autocorrect, but now it’s sometimes irritating because there are things I wish it would correct. Just not everything! Can’t win! :)

  • http://www.buildandbalance.com/ Michael_N

    What a fun idea! Definitely want to enter. Can we only enter once?

  • PhilMershon

    Sorry for the delayed response. You can enter as many times as you like, but only one of your entries can win (for you or your business).

    Hope to see your entry soon!

  • PhilMershon

    Sorry for the delayed response. You can enter as many times as you like, but only one of your entries can win (for you or your business).

    Hope to see your entry soon!

  • http://www.i95dev.com/ecommerce-magento Henry Louis

    Oh! Very interesting contest. I like to participate in these type of contests.

  • http://www.i95dev.com/ecommerce-magento Henry Louis

    Oh! Very interesting contest. I like to participate in these type of contests.

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