The Savings Side of Business challenge will support one small business doing great things for their employees, communities and the environment.
In today’s competitive economy, it’s more important than ever for business owners to be proactive about running their companies efficiently. While the business marketplace is always adopting new ideas, technologies, and products, one tried-and-true business practice that remains unchanged is being smart about saving money.
To celebrate the timeless value of efficiency, GOOD and UPS are excited to announce the Savings Side of Business GOOD Maker challenge. We’re looking for small business owners like you to share smart, forward-thinking ideas that bring savings to everyday operations—whether in time, money, labor, or other valuable ways. We’re sure you know all about using energy efficient light bulbs, but have you got big plans to convert to solar or go off-the-grid that could save money for your business? Would a technology overhaul allow you to channel newfound energy into a new product or service? Would using out-of-the-box designs for windows or insulation reduce your heating bill? There’s many ways businesses can save, and we want to hear your most innovative solutions.
Help inspire your fellow small business community by telling us about a program or process to help make every dollar—and valuable minute—count. We want to celebrate small businesses doing great things for their employees, communities and the environment so we’ll be featuring the winning idea on GOOD, in addition to providing a $10,000 grant to get the business started on the way to saving.
Submissions are open from October 31 to December 12, noon Pacific Time, and the business will have a chance to navigate savings in their industry with advice from experts—and $10,000. The chosen company will be selected based on its ability to outline a plan that would create savings and improve its business model in innovative ways. The business will also win a feature on GOOD to inspire other companies through its successes and challenges.
The winning company will be chosen if it meets one of the following requirements:
Thursday, October 31
Thursday, December 12
at 12:00 PM PST
Judging Period Ended
Friday, January 10
at 12:00 PM PST
Monday, January 13