It's that time of the year again. Last year's Build-A-Business contest was so successful we've decided to do it again, only way bigger and way better! How big are we going? In short, we've teamed up with Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk... not to mention $500,000 in prizes and giveaways.
The concept is straightforward: Think of something to sell, start an online store, then sign up for the contest. Whoever sells the most wins a $100,000 grand prize along with a VIP trip to NYC to have lunch with Seth Godin (he's cooking) and a power session with Gary Vaynerchuk. After New York, fly to Google Headquarters in California to learn from Google's top experts and enjoy a private dinner with Tim Ferriss.
Check out all the contest details here. (Seriously, check it out... it's pretty amazing)
On top of all the insane prizes, we're giving away a ton of awesome freebies for the first 2,500 people to sign up and stay past the 30-day free trial period. You'll receive a free hardcover copy of Seth Godin's new book Poke The Box, a free hardcover copy of Gary Vaynerchuk's new book The Thank You Economy, and a whole lot more (we even pay the shipping costs).
The free books and the possibility of winning cash and prizes is only a part of the Shopify Build-A-Business contest. It's really all about providing entrepreneurs with a little incentive to turn their dreams into reality. That's why we teamed up with prominent angel investor Tim Ferriss, marketing guru Seth Godin, and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk who will provide continued support and education throughout the contest by contributing exclusive articles, blog posts, videos and even one-on-one video chats.
If you're already a Shopify store owner, you will have full access to all the expert advice our partners will be providing; however, only stores opened after March 26th, 2011 will have a chance to win the prizes... we want a level playing field for all the contestants.