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Calling Small Business Exporters- Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

by Dario Gomez, SBA Official

  • Created: February 25, 2013, 11:51 am
  • Updated: April 2, 2013, 3:06 pm

 

NOTE: The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22. Contest rules have also been updated. 

Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell about the goods or services you sell around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) are cosponsoring the “2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest” where your company will have the chance to win up to $10,000 just by sharing your story with other small business exporters on http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

Participating in the contest is easy and free:  Among other requirements, the company must be a small business as determined by SBA’s size standards, have successfully completed at least one export transaction and used at least one federal program or service to support such transaction. In order to participate, contestants must register and create an account with www.challenge.gov, the contest portal that also will serve as repository for the video entries. For information on SBA size standards for small businesses, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/summary-size-standards-industry.  

The videos must meet several criteria that include duration no longer than three minutes and a high-resolution format. Content must be educational, not promotional. A panel of judges chosen by SBA will select five videos to be awarded cash prizes directly by Visa, Inc.

The prizes are:

  • First place - $10,000
  • Second place - $8,000
  • Third place - $6,000
  • Fourth place - $4,000
  • Fifth place - $2,000 

The contest is open from Feb. 25 to April 22 to small businesses in the U.S. and its territories, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Winners will be announced no later than May 31, 2013.

For more information, submission procedures and requirements please visit http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

Comments

Las Vegas SEO forgetads.com | Window Shopper | 4/25/2014 - 5:46 pm


Everyone loves a chance to win money. If you have a good business than Las
Vegas SEO can make money like you won a contest.

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lisa yah | Window Shopper | 10/12/2013 - 3:58 am


This is certainly a terrific initiative that should certainly motivate as
well as instill absolutely free buy and sell across international locations
and also will assistance lots people centered SME organizations throughout
fresh sector breakthrough discovery.

gymequipment | Window Shopper | 10/2/2013 - 2:50 pm


This is an excellent way to gain exposure for your business. Having a video
contest, or any other type of contest can generate some great word-of-mouth
very quickly.

EganMedical | Window Shopper | 3/2/2013 - 1:43 pm


Am I to understand that the contest is only open to those who had government
help in achieving success? So bootstrap-types such as myself who started with
$250 and 30 days to come up with $800 for rent would not qualify?

JGabriel | Community Moderator | 3/11/2013 - 4:59 pm


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Am I to understand that the contest is only open to those who had government help in achieving success? So bootstrap-types such as myself who started with $250 and 30 days to come up with $800 for rent would not qualify?
Correct, you must have used a federal government program.

albertjohnson | Window Shopper | 2/27/2013 - 7:50 pm


This is soo exciting. WE are a security guard service and these type of
competitions always gets our office excited!

hbs200 | Window Shopper | 2/27/2013 - 4:05 am


My business partner has already contributed to exportvideo. This is a great
initiative that will definitely encourage and foster free trade across
nations and will also help a lot of US based SME businesses in new market
discovery.

chophien | Window Shopper | 2/25/2013 - 9:41 pm


I'm interested video http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.
Thank you