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Enter the 5th annual $100,000 Small Business Challenge.
Small businesses, the backbone of the Canadian economy, can always use help in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals. The best entrepreneurs thrive on these challenges, seeing them as the stepping stones on the path to growing their business. So, tell us what the biggest challenge is that your business faces today and how a $100,000 grant would help you overcome it and grow. Our panel of business experts will review the entries, and if the most compelling is yours, you'll win a $100,000 business grant from Telus. Plus, your company will be profiled in the pages of the Report on Business and on and social media. Now in its fifth exciting year, the $100,000 Small Business Challenge contest also offers other valuable prizing and recognition within the ROB platforms of the Globe to runners-up, best start-ups, regional winners and honourable mentions.

Imagine how $100,000 and recognition within The Globe and Mail can propel your business forward. Find out the difference it made to last year's winner here for inspiration and tips about what it takes to win. Don't miss out – enter now. It's easy.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.

Tell us about yourself

*First Name
*Last Name
*Job Title
*Home Address
*Postal Code

Tell us about your company

*Company Name
*Business Address
*Postal Code
Company Website
*Number of Employees
*Years in Operation
*Are you a start-up?

What does your company do?

*Tell us in 30 words

Describe your challenge

*Choose one or more of the following options (use the control key) that best describes your challenge

How would receiving a $100,000 business grant help you overcome your challenge?

*Submit details of your solution, up to a maximum of 200 words

What results do you expect to achieve?

*Submit details of the results you expect to achieve, up to a maximum of 200 words

DESCRIBE HOW YOU WILL INCORPORATE THE FOLLOWING VALUES INTO YOUR BUSINESS: 1) community investment/commitment to charities, 2) putting customers first and 3) innovation

*Submit details of how you expect to incorporate these 3 values in your business, up to a maximum of 200 words

*Yes, I agree to the Official Contest Rules and the Privacy Policy
*Yes, I agree to a background check if I am selected as a Finalist
Yes, I would like to receive exclusive offers, product news, a free business eNewsletter from the TELUS group of companies and The Globe and Mail
Yes, I would like to receive regular updates about The Challenge

*How did you hear about the contest?