Sam’s Club and SCORE are proud to announce the 2015 American Small Business Champions. These 102 small businesses from around the country will be rewarded for the sacrifices they have made to make their businesses successful. The Champions came from nearly 200 eligible entries and were selected by a panel of distinguished judges and public votes. Thank you to all the entrants for participating. The Champions will win a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card, expense-paid attendance at a regional Championship Celebration and Symposium, SCORE mentoring for one year, and significant national publicity.
Regional Symposiums Brought to you by Sam’s Club:
Phoenix, AZ | March 31 | Grand Canyon University | Register Now
Austin, TX | April 30 | Bullock Texas State History Museum | Register Now
Jacksonville, FL | May 27 | Adam W. Herbert University Center, UNF | Register Now
Chicago, IL | June 30 | UIC Forum | Register Now
Rochester, NY | July 15 | Rochester Riverside Convention Center | Register Now
Your entry should answer the question, “What sacrifice have you made to help your business succeed?” We are looking for personal, compelling stories of what you've done to make your business work. We'd also like to know what challenges the prizes will address and how the prizes will advance your business success. You can tell that story through EITHER (a) a video of 30-60 seconds, OR (b) photo combined with a written answer of 250 words or less. We are looking to reward businesses who have earned their success through hard work and sacrifice.
To be considered, you also will need to get at least 100 votes for your entry between January 12 and February 12, 2015 at 5 pm EST. Your final vote count will also boost your score in the judging process–so share your entry with your family, friends, customers and supporters.
Your video can be as simple as you talking into a camera or computer's camera, or something more involved such as an interview, an animation, dance, or song. The minimum requirements are that videos must be 30-60 seconds and appropriate for a general audience. File size for video cannot exceed 500MB. See the Official Rules for additional details.
|Round name||Starts on||Ends on|
|Submission round||January 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM (EST)||February 6, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (EST)|
|Voting round||January 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM (EST)||February 12, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (EST)|
|Judging round||February 7, 2015 @ 12:00 AM (EST)||February 13, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (EST)|