A Contest Allows Fans to Win Job of a Lifetime and a Million Dollar Prize

300593Football season is underway, but the gridiron contests are not the only competitions people are talking about.

Two of the upcoming Super Bowl commercials will be made by fans once again. Year after year, these consumer-created ads have consistently ranked among the best and most talked about during the big game. This year’s Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest prize is bigger, upping the ante with a major, life-changing grand prize.

In only the second year that the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is global, two finalists will get their ads seen by millions during the Super Bowl. And the finalist whose commercial receives the highest number of fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million grand dollar prize!

There is another part of the prize for the winner, a Hollywood job opportunity. The grand prize winner will also win the job working onsite for a year at Universal Pictures in Hollywood.
Check out Video below and Doritos.com for official contest rules and submit your ad before November 9th, 2014.

 

Contests and Special Business Initiatives Connect Small Business with Super Bowl XLVIII

The NFL season is just getting underway and the Super Bowl is months away, but the buzz around the big game has been underway for weeks. Super Bowl 2014 is the first game hosted by two NFL franchises: the New York Jets and the New York Giants. From the halftime show to the price of commercials for Super Bowl XLVIII; social media is full of anticipation. Super Bowl advertisers are signing on to spend a record-high average price of $4 million per 30-second spot!

Small business owners also are working to make sure their companies get a part of the biggest show on turf. One small business will be part of the Super Bowl commercial lineup along with the big brands courtesy of a software giant.  Intuit, maker of QuickBooks, is sponsoring ‘Small Business Big Game’, a contest in which one small company will receive a 30-second commercial in Super Bowl XLVIII.  In addition to a professionally produced television commercial, there are other smaller business building prizes up for grabs in the online competition.  Entry deadline is September 22, 2013 at http://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/

The Super Bowl is not a one-day game and business opportunity.  The big game is a series of events attracting hundreds of thousands of people who will not be the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Both New York and New Jersey will be hosting special events and celebrations for the NFL’s biggest event.   For example, Broadway ‘s district, from 34th to 44th,  will be renamed Super Bowl Boulevard, and closed to traffic for four days of concerts, football clinics and free events leading up to the Super Bowl.  New Jersey venues are scheduled many activities including Super Bowl Media Day on and the NFL’s Tailgate party at Meadowlands Racetrack.

All of these events have entrepreneurs and small business owners working to make sure their companies are ready to do business with the National Football League and partner organizations for Super Bowl XLVIII. The league and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is already reaching out to small business. For more than a decade, the NFL has been building connections between the league and small business in Super Bowl host cities. An initiative known as the NFL’s Business Connect holds training sessions and workshops to educate local businesses about the process of pursuing and winning contracts.  A free participant guidebook to NFL’s Business Connect is online now at http://nynjsuperbowl.com/participant-guidebook.

 The NFL’s Business Connect will present informational workshops featuring local and national speakers, access to potential opportunities for Super Bowl-related business contacts, networking events and an online Business Resource Guide. While much of the business is centered on the big game, the program strives to develop business relationships that will continue long after the nation’s largest sporting spectacle moves on to another city. 

Super Bowl events will make multimillion dollar impact on New York city's economy.

Super Bowl events will make multimillion dollar impact on New York city’s economy.

Small Business Tip: Green Idea Could Win Technology for Your Business

Going green can save more than the environment; it can make represent a big money savings in a small business budget. 

Green business efforts can also make a make a big difference for existing customers, potential clients and business partners looking to support sustainable business practices. A small business contest is underway looking for the best tip for going green in small business. Small Business Trends is looking to uncover the Top 100 Tips for Going Green in Your Business.

  The best green tip submitted wins a new HP desktop computing suite.   You have until October 7, 2009 to submit your tip.  You may enter online or get more details with a click here.

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Promote Your Business & Perhaps Win an All-Expense Paid Business-Building Trip

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to promote their business, and become a winner in a unique contest underway.

“Como Sí: Doing Business Today for Tomorrow – Keep Up and Keep Going” is a competition to choose ten small business winners to travel to Sam’s Club Corporate Headquarters in an all expense paid trip to hear from Sam’s Club suppliers and professionals on topics to help small businesses excel.

Any small business owner looking to improve a business or expand an enterprise is eligible to enter through a short online video.  The contest runs through October 15, 2009.

Complete entry details and rules are online at http://www.comosidoingbusinesstoday.com/ .   The contest is a joint project of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Sam’s Club.

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