A Competition Roundup for Entrepreneurs

By Mikal E. Belicove|For Entrepreneur.com|July 19, 2011

If you’re an entrepreneur with a competitive spirit, consider vying for the plethora of recently announced contests and challenges that offer the winners hefty cash awards, startup-related services or advertising tools as top prizes.

First off is the UPS Store, which this week launched a Facebook contest promising its grand prizewinner an integrated marketing campaign valued at up to $50,000. Called “The Promotion Promotion,” the contest runs through Aug. 31, and is designed to arm small-business owners with tools to promote their business.

In addition to the grand prize, up to $3,000 in prizes will be awarded each week between now and the end of August. For the grand prize, a panel of experts will evaluate submissions, with favorable points going to an entrant’s passion for business. The UPS Store network’s advertising agency will work with the grand prizewinner to…

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