Four competitions for speedy growth

Philip Salter
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GOOD things don’t always come to those who wait. Here are some great prizes for talented entrepreneurs looking to kick-start their start-up.

Innovating for Growth (British Library)
Key date: Ongoing
Details: You can win a package of business advice and support worth £10,000 through th British Library. It is available free to SMEs who want to expand.
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Money Making Ideas (Borro)
Key date: Closes today
Details: The Money Making Ideas competition will award one small business or entrepreneur with a £10,000 prize to invest in their existing business. To participate in the competition, you need to submit a 250-word text pitch, or 60-second “elevator pitch” video of yourself talking about your business idea and how you would invest the prize money.

Enterprising U (RBS)
Key date: Closes on Friday
Details: The RBS EnterprisingU is your opportunity to win £25,000, £10,000, or £5,000 in cash for your business ideas or existing business. You will have to run your business concept through Fig’s viability tests (2 online forms) to be in with a chance to pitch these ideas to a room full of investors.

Marketing 4 StartUp Britain 2012
Key date: 16 July 2012
Details: You have the chance to compete to win the services of a marketing agency for a year.