Let Me Judge Your Small Business

I’m going to be a judge for Fairfield’s Small Business Road to Success Challenge. If you have a small business that requires you to travel a lot, this could be an exciting opportunity. Here’s the official lowdown, from Fairfield:

About the Challenge
We’ll select 10 small business finalists and follow them not only as they travel around the country, but also as they strive to meet their business goals. Finalists will publicly share their journey by blogging, tweeting and posting photos. Finalists will be notified by September 9, 2010 and the program kicks off on September 13, 2010.

About the Grand Prize
After three months of traveling the country and working through set business challenges, our judging panel, comprised of small business experts and Marriott International executives, will award one of the 10 finalists the grand prize of $20,000.

About the Judges
John Jantsch, celebrated author and entrepreneur, has been called the World’s Most Practical Small Business Expert
Shruti Gandhi Buckley, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Drea Knufken, Senior Writer, Business Pundit
Maisha Walker, President, message medium, and columnist for INC Magazine
Nicole Marie Richardson, Senior Editor of Special Projects, INC.com

If you want to be considered, fill out the contest application here.

  • Isn’t the challenge already under way? The official rules state the contest period is “The 2010 Small Business Boost Contest by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 21, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 10, 2010 (the “Contest Period”). “

  • Drea

    Jim, you still have 15 days to enter: http://www.fairfieldchallenge.com/. I believe they started their timeline from the first day you could apply.