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Due June 30th, 2014 - Wells Fargo have created a contest specifically for small business owners in the United States with the goal of selecting five small business owners who would benefit from receiving mentorship and $25,000 for their business. 

In addition, Wells Fargo will donate $5,000 to a local eligible non-profit organization in each of the winner’s communities. The five winners will be selected from a pool of 25 finalists who will each receive $1,000. 

There are two ways to enter the Contest, by:
   1. Submitting a video that is up to 2 ½ minutes (150 seconds) in length that responds to the Contest questions.
   2. Or, by submitting an essay up to 600-words that responds to the Contest questions along with one photograph that is representative of the business or business owner

Questions to Answer
The first three questions are required plus your choice of one of the additional questions. You do not need to answer the questions in order or repeat each question prior to responding.

  • Required: Why did you decide to open your business?
  • Required: What is your business’ mission or purpose?
  • Required: What is the biggest business challenge you face today and how would mentorship and $25,000 help you address this challenge?

Choose one:
  • What is your biggest business achievement(s) to date?
  • Is your business actively involved in your local community and if so, what is that involvement and your commitment?

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Finalist Prizes
A total of 25 $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded

Grand Prizes
Five Grand Prize Winners will be selected from the Finalists. Each Winner will receive business mentorship tailored to their specific needs and $25,000 cash. In addition, each Winner will be able to select one charity from a list of approved Wells Fargo charities in their local community and that charity will receive a $5,000 donation from Wells Fargo.

Eligibility
Open to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, who at the time of entry are independent owners/operators of a small business in good standing that has been in continuous operation for no less than six months.

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