Each year, businesses across the U.S. produce goods and provide services that are in high demand – in the U.S. and across our borders. In fact, according to an article currently posted on the U.S. Small Business Administration website, 97 percent of all exporters are small businesses.
To celebrate small business success in international exporting, and to increase awareness of government assistance available for small business exporters, the Office of International Trade at the SBA and Visa Business invite small businesses to share their export story via a three minute video. The winning video, in accordance with the Official Rules, will be awarded $10,000.
The contest opened February 25 and runs through April 22*. Details on the video challenge can be found at http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.
All eligible videos will be scored by a panel assembled by the SBA and will select five winning videos from each of the following categories:
- Consumer products
- Professional services
Winners will be awarded cash to help with their business, and could receive an additional $1,000 for travel reimbursement and hotel to participate in the awards ceremony in may in Denver, CO.
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $8,000
- 3rd Place: $6,000
- 4th Place: $4,000
- 5th Place: $2,000
Check out the 2011 winning video!
*The video submission deadline has been extended. The new deadline is April 22nd by 5:00 p.m. EDT. Visit http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/ for more information, to see the Official Rules and to enter to win.
Ready, set, GO!
Posted by: Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business, Visa Inc. on March 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm