A business contest to dream about


Marriott-owned Fairfield Inn & Suites is giving away 15 free nights to each of 10 finalists in its 2010 Small Business Boost Contest. Applications from eligible individuals–you work for a U.S.-based company with 100 employees or less, and travel a lot for business–must be submitted online by August 20, 2010.

Besides choosing the 10 finalists, five independent judges will be selecting one Grand Prize winner to receive $20,000 cash.

The hotel chain, whose slogan is “Staying is believing”, obviously wants you to believe that business travel and the Internet go together. Applicants will be judged not only on how they use business travel to meet specific business goals, but also on their use of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

The finalists will have 3 months to use their 15 nights, and their activities during those 3 months will be the basis for the grand prize selection.

Fifteen nights is a fair bit of travel, and can get expensive even with free hotel rooms. Wouldn’t it be great if an airline partnered up to provide free airfares too?

Photo credit: craigmdennis

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Joe Hurley is a CPA, author of "The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to 529 Plans", founder of Savingforcollege.com, and co-founder of Bizplancompetitions.com. He has also recently started making maple syrup.
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3 Responses to A business contest to dream about

  1. Thanks for your great blog!

    As proof that your site works, we (http://ecycler.com/) have been selected as one of the ten finalists for the Fairfield 2010 Small Business Boost Contest. We’re excited about this challenge and say thanks to you as we discovered the opportunity on this site.


  2. An update for your readers: ecycler has won the Grand Prize in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Small Business Challenge.

    As a part of the announcement, Marriott has put together a fantastic video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV5XMRr5wfk

    If anyone is interested in recycling through ecycler.com, feel free to register or contact us via the site.

    Thanks again!

  3. meganh says:

    Congratulations, ecycler! We’re very glad that you were able to use our site to find this opportunity! May you continue to have the best of luck with your venture!

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