Enter the free Shop Local Jax contest today!

We’re excited to launch the Shop Local Jax contest for a second year! This year, we’ve teamed up with 121 Financial Credit Union to host this contest in honor of National Small Business Week. As a community-focused, member-owned institution, 121 Financial Credit Union is recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and will be awarded the Top North Florida Credit Union and the Top 1st Mortgage Lender for fiscal year 2017.

The Shop Local Jax contest gives small businesses a chance to win up to $10,000 in custom advertising and digital marketing solutions to help ramp up marketing efforts. If you’re a local business looking to reboot your digital marketing (or you just like free stuff), find out how to enter and a get sneak peek at the contest questions.

What’s in it for my business?

As a local business owner you’re always looking to increase revenue and draw in more customers. It’s not new information that digital marketing is a powerful way to do just this.

According to a report by Zenith, global marketing leaders are projected to spend more than $110 billion on search marketing, more than $70 billion on social media marketing, and more than $40 billion on video display this year and beyond.

Whether you’re already using search and display marketing regularly, or you’re completely new to digital marketing, a custom advertising and marketing package from Times-Union Media will help take your business to the next level.

Global Internet Ad Spend

What do I have to do?

  1. Visit jaxne.ws/sljenternow to get started.
  2. Read all contest rules and make sure your business is eligible to enter. Any legally operating U.S.-based small business (which must be operational and posts revenue) is eligible to enter, with a limit of one entry per business.
  3. Fill out basic information about yourself and your business including name, location and website.
  4. Answer 12 questions about your business. Some of the questions require a written response. These are a large part of what the judges will make their decision based on, so you want to put some effort into your answers. Each response is limited to a maximum of 600 characters – which is only about 100 words – so you’ll have to stuff all your energy, enthusiasm and brilliance into a small package.

**SNEAK PEEK** Take a look at the first long-form question: What inspired you to start your business?

Entries must be received by Sunday, April 22, 2018, and winners will be selected and notified on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Well, what are you waiting for? Enter now!

RELATED: Join us for a Partners Connect free lunch n’ learn event covering the topic of Google Local and Facebook Advertising on May 2nd.

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