The UPS Store, Inc. Seeks Ultimate Small Business Owners With A National Business Competition

US 04/22/19

San Diego, CA

Small Biz Owners to compete for up to $25,000 to help grow their business

The UPS Store, Inc. is inviting entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the country to enter the Small Biz Challenge, a contest that is offering eligible small business owners a chance to win up to $25,000 and an editorial feature in Inc. Magazine.

The UPS Store® network, with over 4,800 independently owned and operated franchise locations across the United States, understands that starting and growing a business is hard work.  In an effort to help small businesses thrive, The UPS Store, Inc. is on the hunt for small business owners who think they have what it takes to compete in a live business challenge competition where their business skills will be tested.  We are searching for the most quick-witted, well-rounded small business owners who can handle absolutely any ing that comes their way.

“We work with and serve the brightest small business owners every single day across our national network of The UPS Store franchises. Through the Small Biz Challenge, we want to help other small businesses thrive through a chance to win cash and publicity to fuel their businesses,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc. “Through this small business competition, The UPS Store, Inc.  looks forward to uniting and rewarding some of our country’s most dedicated entrepreneurs for their business expertise.”

The UPS Store, Inc. encourages small business owners from across the country to participate in this challenge.  To enter the contest, eligible owners and entrepreneurs of qualifying small businesses need to complete an entry which includes a quiz and sharing details of how winning $25,000 would help them grow their business. 

The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge is open for submissions. Here are the details:

  • Visit www.inc.com/theupsstore.   
  • Take an official entry quiz that includes both multiple choice and independent response questions.
  • Submit business-related questions to complete the online entry process.
  • The online entry period is open from April 22 through May 12, 2019.
  • Once the online entry period closes, 10 semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges.
  • A public online vote will narrow the 10 semi-finalists down to six finalists.
  • The six finalists will be split into two groups with three finalists competing in a live business challenge competition in New York City and three competing in Los Angeles.
  • In addition to a cash prize based on performance in the challenge competition, the grand prize winner at each event will receive an editorial feature in the November 2019 issue of Inc. Magazine and Inc.com, showcasing the winner and their business story.

For more information about how to enter The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge and for full official rules, visit www.inc.com/theupsstore.    

Thinking about entering the contest? Don’t forget that in addition to taking the online quiz and providing background about your business, finalists will also have to show their business expertise by competing in challenges in front of a live audience.  So, brush up on your knowledge of core small business competencies as outlined in the Small Biz Challenge contest rules and good luck!

RULES & REGULATIONS:

No purchase necessary. Open only to individuals (U.S. residents, 18 or older) who own and operate an independent (non-franchised) small business (50 or fewer employees) in the U.S. Entries must be received by 11:59pm ET 5/12/19.  Up to six (6) finalists will be selected to compete in a business challenge event.  Finalists must be able to attend business challenge event. Cash prizes awarded to finalists based on score in each business challenge (up to $25,000 in total prizes for each event).  Visit inc.com/theupsstore/rules for full official rules, including eligibility and judging criteria. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by The UPS Store, Inc., 6060 Cornerstone Court West San Diego, CA 92121 and Mansueto Ventures LLC, d.b.a Inc. Magazine, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

About The UPS Store

With approximately 5,000 locations across North America, The UPS Store® network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE: UPS). Services, products, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additional information on The UPS Store, visit theupsstore.com

In 2019, The UPS Store ranked #5 overall in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and #1 in the Postal & Business Centers category for the 29th consecutive year. For information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit https://www.theupsstorefranchise.com/. Follow The UPS Store on Twitter at @TheUPSStore and like The UPS Store on Facebook at facebook.com/theupsstore.

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