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Are you one of the millions of people gearing up for Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving where there are online sales offering merchandise at rock-bottom prices)? Perhaps you’ve got your eye on new electronics or special toys for your children.
If you’re an entrepreneur with an online business, you may be thinking of how you can capitalize on Cyber Monday for your own venture. If so, there are things you can be doing now to prepare your company and your business website for the influx of customers.
In Cyber Monday: Is Your Business Ready?, financial writer Randy Myers offers several steps you can take to ensure the success of your Cyber Monday sales. These steps include: crafting your discount, advertising and even having a backup plan in case you receive more customers than your site can handle. In my own businesses, I’ll be offering small business marketing and online marketing products for sale (more info on that soon). Thanks to Business on Main, I’d like to offer a contest to help you get ready for those Monday after Thanksgiving sales.
After viewing the article at Business on Main and thinking about how you’ll be promoting this holiday season, explain in 300 words or less what you’re offering for Cyber Monday (you can include a link if you like) and the #1 thing you’ll be doing to make sure its a success. Feel free to use a tip from the article or come up with one of your own.
Rules of The Business on Main/Entrepreneur Resources “Am I Ready for Some Cyber Monday Sales?” Contest
1. Post your “Am I Ready for Some Cyber Monday Sales?” story in the comments section of this post and on the MSN Business on Main article page. To get to the comments section, navigate to the gray bar under the article. Click on the current number of comments to expand the section and post away.
2. Identify your post on Business on Main with the words Entrepreneur Resources.
3. The winner will be selected by Entrepreneur Resources.
4. A valid email address must be included in the post here on Entrepreneur Resources (how else can I tell you if you win?).
Note: Prizes will be awarded in the form of a $100 Amazon.com gift card and will mailed out 4-6 weeks after winner notification.
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One winner will be chosen use Random.Org. Winners who I am unable to contact and who don’t claim their prize within 48 hours of being sent their “You’re a winner” email notification will forfeit his or her prize. In the case of no winner due to a prize being forfeited, I will again use Random.org to choose an alternate winner. This giveaway is limited to US residents who are 18 years old and above only.
You have until Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11:59pm CST to comment and be entered for your chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. I will randomly pick one winner with random.org and announce it here on the Entrepreneur Resources blog the week of November 1, 2011.
Disclaimer: My blog is a part of an online influencer network for Business on Main. I receive incentives to share my views on a monthly basis. The opinions, however, are all mine.