Small Biz Challenge

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Small Biz Challenge

up to$25,000

is on the line to fuel a small business

Join us for The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge!
Any Ing Goes!

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Join us for the Small Biz Challenge networking events in Los Angeles and New York hosted by The UPS Store and Inc. Magazine.

During these FREE events, finalists from The UPS Store’s nationwide Small Biz Challenge will compete in a game show in front of a live audience, showcasing their small business savvy and skills for a chance to win up to $25,000.

Robert Herjavec, investor on hit TV show Shark Tank and founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, will judge the finalists based on their business expertise and announce a grand prize winner.

Events are free and open to the public. Small business owners are invited to attend and network, plus have a chance at winning cash and prizes*.

Small Business Challenge - Los Angeles, CA

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Where: NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

RSVP for LA event

Small Business Challenge - New York, NY

When: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Where: Cachet Boutique Hotel, 510 W 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

RSVP for NY event


Small Biz Challenge Details

    • Test your business knowledge through a set of multiple choice questions for a chance to compete for $25,000.
    • Once the online entry period ends, ten semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges.
    • The public is invited to vote and will narrow the ten semi-finalists down to six finalists.
    • The six finalists will split into two groups with three finalists competing in a live business challenge competition in New York City and three competing in Los Angeles.
    • The grand prize winner at each event will be selected based on performance in the challenge competition.
    • The winner will receive a cash prize and an editorial feature in the November 2019 issue of Inc. Magazine and Inc.com.


RULES & REGULATIONS: No purchase necessary. Open only to individuals (U.S. residents, 18 or older) who own and operate an independent (non-franchised) small business (50 or fewer employees) in the U.S. . Entries must be received by 11:59pm ET 5/12/19. Up to six (6) finalists selected to compete in business challenge event. Finalists must be able to attend business challenge event. Cash prizes awarded to finalists based on score in each business challenge (up to $25,000 in total prizes for each event). Visit inc.com/theupsstore/rules for complete official rules, including eligibility and judging criteria. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by The UPS Store, Inc., 5050 Cornerstone Court West San Diego, CA 92120 and Mansueto Ventures LLC, d.b.a Inc. Magazine, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007.

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Small Business owners at a lively networking event 

Important Dates

  • Finalists Announced: 7/8/2019
  • LA Event: 7/25/2019
  • NYC Event: 8/15/2019

Official Rules

Press Release

*Event Attendee Rules