Saw this over at Starup Spark – Dell is offering Small Business Excellence Award, a sum of $50,000 for those that use technology to better serve the customers.
For small companies with 100 or less employees, their owners, president or CEOs can apply for this award which is open till 29th Feb, 2008. Dell is looking for companies that has driven a significant change and/or developed a competitive advantage in delivering superior customer value and experience. Dell also wants your company to share customer testimonials to show how technology has helped you improve customer relationships.
To seek out and reward innovative small businesses for their smart use of technology, Dell and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) – one of America’s leading advocacy organizations representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states – founded the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award program in 2004. Now in its fifth year in the United States and fourth year in Canada and Mexico, Dell is partnering, Endeavor, a global non-profit supporting emerging market entrepreneurs, and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), which has a mission to advance entrepreneurship through global knowledge sharing and networking, to expand the program internationally – additional countries participating in the program will be announced in early 2008.
The U.S. finalists will be announced in May 2008. For more details, rules, regulations, etc – 2008 Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award.