Small Business Owners: Looking For A Big Break?



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American Express Open has a big break for 5 small business owners. Amex OPEN has teamed up with Facebook to launch the “Big Break for Small Business.” Small business owners who are looking to do more business in 2011 are encouraged to enter. As an online community, American Express Open Forum is committed to assisting small business owners by hosting a networking platform along with educational materials to serve as a small business owners’ resource.

Big Break for Small Business

Big Break for Small Business began on April 21, 2011 and runs through May 20, 2011 at 11:59 EDT, is open to all legal residents of U.S., are at least 18 years of age or older and have $10M or less in revenues. The 5 grand prize winners each receive:

    • A trip to Facebook HQ for a two-day Facebook business makeover
    • $20,000
    • Opportunity to appear in Amex OPEN webisodes on Facebook

Big Break Judging

Judging for this contest will be in two parts. First the entries will be judged by a panel of four judges who will select the top 10 entries and create a video for each. Thereafter, the community will vote on the videos to determine the top 5 winners. Those that are not selected as grand prize winners are not going home empty handed. Each will receive $2500 in Facebook ad credits and get to keep the video for their marketing needs.

How to Enter Big Break for Small Business

Entering Big Break is pretty simple once you “like” the Facebook OPEN page, click Enter Now, allow access for the app and then answer 3 questions, submit photos and provide contact info, and verify your entry. Just for entering, you receive $50 in Facebook ad credits.   american express open big break contest entry

Big Break Entry Questions

The 3 required questions to are limited to 150 words so be precise and proofread very carefully.

  1. Tell us about your business. What makes you excited to come to work every day?
  2. How do you envision Facebook impacting your business?
  3. How could a Big Break help your business and your customers?


Big Break Video

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A small business owner that is looking to expand and grow their Facebook ad campaigns, this is a contest for you. There is a great opportunity to work with American Express to give you the funding and assistance you need to not only grow your business but to also become a leader in your industry.

It is highly encouraged that before entering this contest that you read Official Rules which can be found on the OPEN Facebook page. GOOD LUCK!!!