Start Small Win Big Entrepreneur Challenge Returns for 2015

Ready to take your small business or blog to the next level, be featured in the magazine and receive invaluable personal mentorship from two respected small business experts? The third annual SUCCESS Start Small Win Big Entrepreneur Challenge is returning to

Who Should Enter

Don’t consider yourself an entrepreneur? Think again.

Do you have a blog that you want to grow?
Do you want to increase your freelance work?
Do you want to ramp up your Etsy sales? 

These and many other individual pursuits are examples of budding small businesses that grow with the right encouragement and mentorship. You don’t have to have entrepreneur in your title in order to run a small business.

How It Works 

We have teamed up with small-biz expert Rieva Lesonsky to help push you and your entrepreneurial venture to the next level. Starting April 9, we will be sharing new weekly blog posts (for eight weeks) on how to improve and grow your business. Each one will include specific action steps for you to follow—with practical tips and takeaways. Your job? To apply the advice and share with us in the comments the results you see and the lessons you learn at each step.

If you want to help your small business thrive with expert mentorship, this isn’t something to pass up. 


Prizes include a personal coaching session with contest mentor Rieva Lesonsky (at our expense) as well as SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy, and a SUCCESS personal development books prize pack. Runners-up will receive a SUCCESS personal development books prize pack. 

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Sign Up Now

Click above to enter your name and email address for the challenge. Stay tuned next for an official welcome and introduction to the contest. Then it’s time to get started by following the action steps and sharing your results in the comments.

Questions? Reply in the comments below or reach out to the SUCCESS team at [email protected]

Know someone who should be joining you here? Facebook or Tweet this with the hashtag #SSWB.

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What’s Happened So Far

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Want to take your small biz, blog or creative gig to the next level? Join our challenge for tips to make your entrepreneurial dream a reality.
by Rieva Lesonsky

I am honored to head up SUCCESS magazine’s third Start Small Win Big challenge. I’ve been an entrepreneurship and small-business advocate, adviser, journalist and consultant for more than 30 years. I’m eager to share what I’ve learned with you. Read More

Week 1 Blog | Week 2 Blog | Week 3 Blog | Week 4 Blog

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Four additional tactics for boosting your business as you compete in SUCCESS’s third annual contest
by Rieva Lesonsky

SUCCESS magazine’s third Start Small Win Big challenge for entrepreneurs not only offers great prizes but also gives you eight tips for growing your startup during the process of competing. Your business doesn’t have to be new either. Everyone’s startup phase is different. It can last a few months or a few years, depending on sales, stability and whether you’ve reached your initial goals. Or you simply may have a small business that you want to take to the next level. Read More

Week 5 Blog | Week 6 Blog | Week 7 Blog | Week 8 Blog

Call for Entries

There’s still time to be named 2015 Start Small Win Big winner. Submit your contest entry by June 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST.


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