Small Business Stimulus Package Accepting Applications

December 8, 2008

Do you own a small business or have an idea for a business that you’ve been wanting to start?

Today I’m announcing the Small Business Stimulus Package, a contest designed to help small businesses that are struggling or just getting started in these tough economic times.

The Grand Prize

The grand prize winner will receive $250 cash and a business action plan.  Applicants must be willing to discuss parts of their busines in an open forum because the business action plan will be crafted on this website with the collaboration of all the readers.

We’ll take a look at your businesses goals and challenges, brainstorm online using our collective experience, and make suggestions on steps you can take to help your business.

To apply send an email to smallbiz [at] or use the contact form.  You can learn more about the details of the contest on the stimulus package page.

No Bailout for Small Businesses

Who knows what, if any, assistance the government will provide for small businesses and how long it will take to go into effect.  This contest is our small way of taking action to make a difference, to help your bottom line right away, rather than just waiting on the solution Washington comes up with.

Business Service Prizes

There are also prizes for runner-up applicants.  Other small business owners have donated their services as prizes that will be awarded to runner-ups.  Some of the examples of prizes available are:

How to Apply

Simply email a description of your current business or potential business idea to smallbiz [at] or you can submit it with our contact form.

If you don’t have a small business of your own but know someone that does and who would be interested in participating then send them this way!

Make sure you subscribe for daily updates so you can read about the businesses that apply and help out by offering your input!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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4 Responses to Small Business Stimulus Package Accepting Applications

  • V. P Robinson

    I have been trying to market one of many of my concepts during these troubled economic times…but to no a veil , I am constantly told it is for this reason, potential clients do not want to take a chance on innovative ideas to an already exixting line…So what am I to do…I’m in danger of loosing everything…but I’m told how good these concepts are…but unless the public can utitilize these patent concepts…no one benefits…How do I get a part of the stimulus assistance to account for the losses in creating the concepts…like reasearch and prototypes…I have a get many ideas that I believe will help the business world as well as the common house wife..thanks…I need help..

  • Vince Eddy

    I used to own a Document preparation franchise where we created the paper work for Living Trusts, Corporations, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Land documents, ETC.
    My franchise contract is over and I have continued to prepare documents under the name of REDDYdocs. (I still hold all of the the required licenses)
    At this point I work out of my home…. What do you suggest?



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