Thursday, March 8, 2012

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS!!! Could You Use $10,000?


Record and upload your best business pitch (under two minutes, please). The top 10 finalists will be invited to the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo where they will pitch the idea to judges and our audience for a chance to win
$10,000! Deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012 Rethink your business at the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo. Hundreds of deal makers attend all looking to build networks and explore growth opportunities. Innovative sessions, high-powered speakers, early peeks at products, trends and services you’ll need to stay ahead. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind power conference.
1. Join the Black Enterprise NING Community
2. Become a Member of this Elevator Pitch Group
3. Suggested Elevator Pitch Format What is your business focus? What products and services can you offer a company? How would you take advantage of this opportunity? How would you make money?
4. Create your video pitch
5. Click on the videos tabs in the top nav then select the ‘Add Videos’ then upload your video pitch
6. Under comments on the Elevator Pitch Contest Group page use the HTML embed code for your video to add it into your post below
7. Be sure in your BE Insider profile information you have your correct name, address, phone number, e-mail address - this information does not display publicly but will be used by Black Enterprise Staff to contact the winner.
Please Note: As an Elevator Pitch contestant, your name and likeness may be used for future advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, it is advised that you obtain the appropriate legal documentation to protect your business idea or product. Black Enterprise is not liable for duplication of your business idea or product by a third party.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. Contest is open only to applicants who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited. Contest begins at 9:00 AM ET on 12/12/11 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 4/13/12. Click here for Official Rules » http://beinsider.ning.com/group/ecelevatorpitchcontest

Tips from BOSS member Shay Atkins to Get Your Elevator Pitch On:
  1. Who are you? What problem are you solving?
  2. Who has this problem? & why is it needed?
  3. Trends & industry averages...market size/growth/forecasts
  4. What are your qualifications?
  5. Realistic claim about profitability and future sales
  6. What are you going to do with the money?
Always SMILE, show your PASSION, and KNOW your INDUSTRY data!

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