Giveaway: Share Your 2011 Business Lessons and Win

The end of the year is upon us, and for most business owners, this is a time of reflection. We take stock of the things that went well (and not so well) in our businesses. Ideally, we’ll come away with lessons we want to take forward in our companies the next year. For example, this year I learned that I feel completely disorganized without a to-do list and that multi-tasking is for the birds. I feel more accomplished when I can check off completed tasks. I also learned that spending an hour or two focused on one thing works a lot better for me than working on 3+ things at once. Jeff Wuorio, a small business writer, compiled year-end lessons learned from several entrepreneurs for Business on Main.

I encourage you to read the lessons and add your own. To reward you for your diligence 🙂 I’d like to turn this into an end of the year giveaway.

Rules of The Business on Main/Entrepreneur Resources “2011 Business Lessons Learned” Contest

1. Post your “2011 Business Lessons Learned” story in the comments section of this post and on the MSN Business on Main article page.  The story can be long or short, informational or entertaining.  Just know that what you share could help other entrepreneurs, too.  To get to the comments section on Business on Main, 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 gift card and will mailed out 4-6 weeks after winner notification.

Want an extra entry? Like the Inspired Media Facebook Fan Page, and post that you’re a fan in a new blog comment.

Want one more entry? Follow me on Twitter at @InspiredMedia1 and post that you’re a follower in a new blog comment.

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 to choose an alternate winner.  This giveaway is limited to US residents who are 18 years old and above only.


You have until Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:59pm CST to comment and be entered for your chance to win a $100 gift card.  I will randomly pick one winner with and announce it here on the Entrepreneur Resources blog on or shortly after December 31, 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. :-)

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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  2. My biggest lesson this year was to price for my ideal target market. I was highly underpricing my services because of the businesses in my immediate community and not the group in which I’d ideally like to serve. I have clarity for both right now.

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