"The best way to grow the economy is to support small business growth. National Small Business Week (May 21-25) is a natural time to launch this initiative" -Rohit Arora
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
Biz2Credit, the leading online resource for small business finance, today announced Capitalize Your Dream, a contest in which budding entrepreneurs are asked to outline their business aspirations, describe their background, and explain why they think the company will be successful.
The three most compelling submissions will receive a small business financing package worth $1,200:
·Preparation of a business plan prepared by Biz2Credit's small business experts ($499 value)
·One month of financial consultation by a Biz2Credit case manager ($499 value)
·Access to Biz2Credit's proprietary BizAnalyzer Tool, which provides small business owners with a financial snapshot of their companies and recommends ways to increase credit scores and lower interest rates ($99 value)
·50% discount on Equifax credit reports ($99 value)
·1 GB document storage
The contest is open to start-ups and small businesses in operation for less than three years, with under $1 million in sales, and fewer than 50 employees. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of small business experts based on three criteria: Innovativeness, Impact on the Local Community (job creation, public service, etc.) and Challenges Overcome.
"So many aspiring entrepreneurs have great ideas for businesses, but do not have the ability to write a business plan on their own or know how to secure financing to launch their business," said Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit and one of the nation's leading experts in small business finance. "The best way to grow the economy is to support small business growth. National Small Business Week (May 21-25) is a natural time to launch this initiative."
Submissions can be made online at http://www.biz2credit.com/CapitalizeYourDream through Saturday, June 30, 2012. Winners will be announced in mid July. To learn more about Biz2Credit, visit http://www.biz2credit.com.
Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit is a leading credit marketplace connecting small- and medium-sized businesses with lenders, service providers, and complimentary business tools. The company matches borrowers to financial institutions based on business’ unique profile -- completed in less than four minutes -- in a safe, efficient, price-transparent environment. Biz2Credit’s network consists of 1.6 million users, 1,100+ lenders, credit rating agencies such as D&B and Equifax, and small business service providers including CPAs and lawyers. Having secured $600 million in funding throughout the U.S., Biz2Credit is widely recognized as the #1 credit resource for small businesses. Biz2Credit also releases a monthly Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, which tracks loan approval rates of banks, credit unions, and alternative lenders.