Business Whiz? Grow Your Biz!
Mastercard and Bank of America call for pitches from across the nation
Sponsored by Mastercard
September 10, 2018
This September marks the start of Mastercard’s second annual Grow Your Biz contest in association with Bank of America – a contest created to encourage all small business owners (including you!) across the nation to enter for the opportunity to pitch your business plan to a panel of judges, and maybe even win $25,000.
What began in Boston last year as a contest for local small business owners has grown into an opportunity for so many more of you hard-working business owners and entrepreneurs, to amplify what you’ve worked so hard to achieve – and its impact could be immense.
Entry is simple, submit a video about how you plan to grow your business and let’s make sure an Austin business owner is one of the contest’s four finalists! Finalists will pitch their business to an all-star panel of judges for the opportunity to win the grand prize of $25,000 and one-on-one expert advice sessions to grow your biz.
Nervous to enter because you think your company is too small or you just don’t feel prepared? Last year’s winner, Rachel Estapa of Boston’s More to Love Yoga, felt the same way. Risk, however, can be worth the reward – just ask her.
“No idea or business is too small to enter or win,” says Estapa. “When I entered, I was the smallest business of the group by far, but I knew my work was valuable – so why not me? Why not you?”
You read that right – why not you or your favorite local spot? Spread the word! This year’s Grow Your Biz Contest is accepting pitches through September 30th. So, small business owners, there is plenty of time to create a submission video for the chance to become one of four finalists to be selected in mid-October. The final event is taking place in NYC on November 8, where each finalist will present their plans to the panel of expert judges – including marketing guru, Bonin Bough – for the chance to win big.
One exciting addition to this year’s contest is the introduction of Bank of America’s Business Advantage Relationship Rewards – a new program featuring a wide range of valuable benefits and rewards for small business owners just like you!
Imagine the synergy leveraged and endless possibilities when big and small businesses unite, when you and your team get assistance from Mastercard and Bank of America. Imagine it, business owner, and get ready to pitch ‘em a good one.