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Idea Wins Contest - Looking for the Best Small Business Idea

Microsoft is sponsoring Idea Wins: the ultimate challenge to promote their new small business software, Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007. They are searching for the best small business idea. All you need to do is submit a Contest Submission Form (see below for more details). Your submission will be judged based on the following criteria: Originality, Marketing Approach, Financial and Logistical Feasibility and Public Interest. Contest ends January 31, 2007.

Four finalists will be notified on or about February 9, 2007. There will be one grand prize winner and one first prize winner. The winners will be notified on or about March 12, 2007.

The Grand Prize winner wins:

  • $100,000 start-up capital
  • Rent for a one year lease (of up to $100,000) for a store front in New York City
  • Development of an Office Live website e-commerce-enabled and hosting of the website for one year
  • Office Accounting services and services of an accountant and IT partner for one year
  • Total approximate retail value of Grand Prize: $224,000

The Frist Prize winner wins:

  • Development of an Office Live website e-commerce-enabled through the Office Accounting software, and hosting of the website for one year
  • Office Accounting services and services of an accountant and IT partner for one year
  • Total approximate retail value of First Prize: $24,000

For more information go to www.ideawins.com/contest. Good luck to everyone that enters! If anyone moves on as a finalists, let us know and we'll come vote for your idea.

Oh, also, you can download Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007 for free on their site.

Thanks to Joan Colvin - Inventor of Character Bear for letting us know about the contest.

Alexis
Featured Blogger
www.AmericanInventorSpot.com