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    1 Idea, 90 Seconds, 1,000 Dollars

    Have you had an Awesome Business Idea, but never did anything about it?

    We're back for Round 2, ding-ding! This time on December 15th, you will have the opportunity to make another step away from wannapreneur toward entrepreneur!  

    If you are an aspiring entrepreneur in Western North Carolina or North Georgia and think you have an awesome business idea, ask yourself these questions:
    • Can you explain it in 90 seconds?
    • Can you explain it in 90 seconds in front of strangers?
    • Can you answer questions about your idea?
    • Can you use $1,000 to help make that business idea a reality?

    If you answered YES, then you should enter the Awesome Business Idea competition.

    We at SiteDart Hosting are inviting aspiring entrepreneurs to kickstart the Holidays with the “Awesome Business Idea Competition”.  With $1,000 to be won, no strings attached, in just 90 seconds of your time, what better way to start your business or have a Merry Merry Christmas!

    Important information!
    The deadline for registering is December 14th at 11:59:59 pm.
    Make sure you enter by filling out the registration form on the left of this page!
    Show up to make your presentation.
    Presentations to the judges will start at 10:00 am at the Fun Factory on  Saturday December 15th, 2012.

    This event is a chance to act on your business ideas and have some fun doing it.  Or just a chance to win $1,000 in holiday shopping money!!!

    Our judges will select a winner and we will award their selection with some great prizes including a check for $1,000! SiteDart Hosting will announce the winner on the same day December 15th, at 1pm.  We anticipate all pitches having been pitched before noon and we would like to encourage everyone to network in the time period after the pitches and before the winner announcement at 1pm. 

    The judge’s selection will also receive:
    1)   Two tickets to the Chick-fil-a Leadercast at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on May 4th.
    2)   One year of web hosting at SiteDart Hosting.
    3)   One year domain name (.com, .net, .org) purchase from SiteDart Hosting.
    4)   We’ll also invite the winner to a special 1 on 1 Mentoring Lunch with a local entrepreneur.

    Sponsored by SiteDart Hosting.  SiteDart Hosting is a brand of Dnet Internet Services. Contact us at 877-790-7263.

    Here's how it works!

    You get 90 seconds to pitch one idea to our judges.
    1. Tell them what problem you’re solving.
    2. Tell them how you are going to solve that problem.
    3. Tell them how you would spend $1,000 to solve it.
    4. Do steps 1, 2 and 3 in 90 seconds or less.
    5. Take a breath
    6. Be prepared to answer 1 or 2 questions that the judges may ask.
    7. Relax. It’s over.