Enter Shopify’s $50,000 Build a Business Contest

by G.B. Oliver

If you were thinking of starting an online business, but were hesitating, Shopify is offering you a great incentive to do so, to the tune of $50,000.

In conjunction with the Huffington Post (the most widely read blog on the Internet), Shopify is once again running their Build-A-Business competition and giving away over $500,000 in cash, prizes and mentorship from some pretty big names in their fields, including Mark Cuban and Arianna Huffington. All you have to do is create a Shopify store and sell the most products.


The Prizes

Just for entering the Build-A-Business competition, you’ll receive a free .CO domain for 12 months and $100 in advertising from Google AdWords.  The 9 winning shops will get $50,000 in cash as well as a consultation with the mentor for your industry, as well as a complete Shopify package, including iPad. Last year over 10,000 stores competed, up from 3,000 the year before. To enter, your store cannot have opened prior to  June 1, 2013.

Who is Shopify?

Shopify is the leading e-commerce software/online store builder, and they just happen to be based in Ottawa like myself. However, due to Canadian legalities, Canadian companies are only eligible to win a $10,000 Apple Gift card, a trip to New York to meet with their mentor and a complete Shopify package, including iPad. Still not a bad deal because you will also gets lots of press and industry exposure.

If you decide to enter the contest let me know. I’ll even give you some free marketing tips!

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Author: Gail Oliver, Online Small Business Consultant

I'm Gail Oliver, an online marketing consultant. Welcome to my blog, chosen one of the Top 10 Small Business Blogs to Follow in 2014 by American Express Open Forum. If you need help with your e-commerce business, be sure to see MY SERVICES, above.