Canadian small businesses are anything but small in terms of what they contribute to the country. According to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses provide more than half of the country’s gross domestic product. Small businesses are also an important employer according to BDC, with 6.5 in 10 Canadians working for one.
Salesforce knows how important small businesses are as a powerful engine for growth and in driving Canada’s innovation and employment, which is why we’re helping them with our Small Business Contest. The Small Business, Big Impact Contest aims to shine a spotlight on the amazing successes of entrepreneurs, celebrate their big contributions and to inspire other businesses.
Here’s how it works: Fill out a questionnaire and tell us your “elevator pitch” as well as how your business solution is solving a problem. You can be as creative as you would like.
By entering, participants have a chance to win more than $50,000 worth of prizes. After evaluating all the submissions, 10 small businesses will be flown to Salesforce’s Dreamforce event where they’ll compete for the grand prize. In front of a live audience, five semi-finalists will be asked to pitch how their business solution is driving change to a group of celebrity judges and industry insiders. The winner will walk away with $25,000 in Salesforce products, an Apple Watch, a trip to our Dreamforce event, and appear in a small business marketing campaign.
Sign up for the contest now and check out Salesforce’s free eBook with advice on how entrepreneurs can succeed: