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 the U.S. Small Business Administration, 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 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 opens February 25 and runs through April 5. Details on the video challenge can be found at exportvideo.challenge.gov. All eligible videos will be scored by a panel assembled by the SBA and will select a total of five winning videos from 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 to attend 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 last year’s winning video!
The video submission deadline to enter your small business is April 5th by 5:00 p.m. EDT. Visit 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 February 28, 2013 at 8:59 am