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This is the Marriott’s Fairfield Inn & Suites $20,000 Small Business Challenge, which is, apparently, exactly what the headline suggests: a chance to win some money, plus some travel benefits, for your business. Fairfield Challenge

I’m impressed with the judges, featuring John Jantsch, of Duct Tape Marketing, plus writers from Business Pundit and Inc Magazine, and an executive of Fairfield Suites.

It’s also an interesting competition. I like the way this goes:

We’ll select 10 small business finalists and follow them not only as they travel around the country, but also as they strive to meet their business goals. Finalists will publicly share their journey by blogging, tweeting and posting photos. Finalists will be notified by September 9, 2010 and the program kicks off on September 13, 2010.

About the Grand Prize

After three months of traveling the country and working through set business challenges, our judging panel, comprised of small business experts and Marriott International executives, will award one of the 10 finalists the grand prize of $20,000.

So good luck. I hope you do it. I hope you win.

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