Small Biz Challenge

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Small Biz Challenge

up to$25,000

is on the line to fuel a small business

We are searching for the ultimate small business owner.

Thousands entered the Small Biz Challenge, but only six will make it to the main event. Help us choose the top six finalists to compete for up to $25,000 at our live event in Los Angeles and New York.

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Small Biz Challenge Details

    • Test your business knowledge through a set of multiple choice questions for a chance to compete for $25,000.
    • Once the online entry period ends, ten semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges.
    • The public is invited to vote and will narrow the ten semi-finalists down to six finalists.
    • The six finalists will split into two groups with three finalists competing in a live business challenge competition in New York City and three competing in Los Angeles.
    • The grand prize winner at each event will be selected based on performance in the challenge competition.
    • The winner will receive a cash prize and an editorial feature in the November 2019 issue of Inc. Magazine and

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 selected to compete in 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 for complete official rules, including eligibility and judging criteria. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by The UPS Store, Inc., 5050 Cornerstone Court West San Diego, CA 92120 and Mansueto Ventures LLC, d.b.a Inc. Magazine, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007.

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Important Dates

  • Public Voting: 6/10/2019 to 6/30/2019
  • Finalists Announced: 7/8/2019
  • LA Event: 7/25/2019
  • NYC Event: 8/15/2019

Official Rules

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