Here’s your chance to see if your idea for a start-up has wings. It’s a great opportunity for someone (hopefully one of our readers) to get some seed capital to launch their dream business. The contest is promoting John Maxwell’s (yes, the Christian leadership guru) new book “PUT YOUR DREAM TO THE TEST” and is being sponsored by the book publisher (Thomas Nelson Publishers), SCORE, Success Magazine, and Scribd (a web site where you can publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents).
TO PURCHASE PUT YOUR DREAM TO THE TEST BY JOHN C. MAXWELL, SEE “CHRISTIAN CAPITALISM SUGGESTED READING” IN THE SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT OF THIS POSTYou must submit your best original business proposal to Scribd before 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday April 22nd 2009 (sorry for the late notice but I just saw this today). On April 25th, 10 finalists will be selected and then Scribd users will vote for a grand prize winner. The winner of the $10,000 grand prize will be flown to Atlanta, to be awarded the prize on stage at this year’s Maximum Impact Simulcast conference on Friday May 8th. The interesting back story to this contest, I believe, is the collaboration between the Christian author, Christian publisher (Thomas Nelson), a secular entrepreneurial magazine (Success), and the secular business advisory organization (SCORE). A Christian entrepreneur could not dream up a better contest to be a part of. I love that this contest is being run in a way that is open to anyone no matter their religion. I especially like the prize being awarded at Maximum Impact which is an awesome Christian business leadership seminar which I have attended for the last few years. If you have never heard of Maximum Impact, check out the website it is something that is definitely worth going to if you are a business person. You will get to hear some very impressive people talking about different aspects of business. They have had Hall of Fame football players, best selling authors, tech industry executives, social entrepreneurs, etc. I could go on but you would get a better idea by just visiting the web-site. The simulcasts I have attended have really changed me, and how I do business, and have given me priceless knowledge from top notch business experts. ENTER CONTEST NOW (FYI- Submission rules and submission button are on right hand side of page).