Gushcloud and UBL Small Business Marketing Blog Outreach Blogging Contest Announced #SMBContest

Blog your best small business marketing
advice for a chance to win big!”

Details on how to enter will be linked in this space soon.

We are proud to announce the Gushcloud and UBL Small Business Marketing Blog Outreach Blogging Contest – the first annual blogging contest in support of Small Businesses.

Largest cash prizes ever offered in a blogging contest of this kind.
Starting cash prize total is $5200 - $1650 higher than the final cash
prize offered in the CommentLuv FamousBloggers contest.

Current Cash Prizes $6250

Important Contest Dates:

  • Contest announced: April 1, 2012 (and NO the huge cash prize we will have is NOT an April Fool’s prank!)
  • Contest Start: April 15, 2012
  • Promotion Period: April 15-May 31, 2012
  • Judging: June 1 – June 14, 2012
  • Winners Announced: June 15, 2012

Interest in both co-founding and sponsoring this contest is so high that we have too many sponsors already to list in this post. So tonight, I am announcing the contest and introducing you to our two title sponsors:Gushcloud Logo

Gushcloud is the power to move anyone to action. Built as a crowdsourcing platform, businesses can post tasks that consumers can complete on for a reward. These tasks include word-of-mouth marketing, blogging, surveys, downloading applications, completing trackable actions on apps and websites and more.

Participating bloggers will receive $50 in Gushcloud credits for the purpose of creating a task on Gushcloud to promote their own blog or a good cause. [Subject to availability.]

Gushcloud has not yet launched in the U.S. and anticipates a mid-May launch which is perfectly timed for the announcement of the winners.

UBL Logo

My regular readers know that I have been using and recommending the services of Universal Business Listing (UBL) for over three years now.

UBL is simply the most efficient, effective way to get listed in all the major local search directories, niche directories, and major databases including InfoUSA, Acsiom and D&B that feed GPS systems, smart phones, and other handheld devices.

Our starting sponsor lineup is simply amazing and sponsors are still pouring in as is support from across the blogging community. This is the first public announcement of the contest.

Those interested in sponsoring or promoting the contest are encouraged to contact Gail using the method of their choice to be sent a Word doc with full details on the contest. Skype is fastest – and the earlier you get in, the higher on the page of sponsors your information will be displayed.

Gushcloud and UBL Small Business Blog Outreach Blogging Contest Media Sponsors Logo Collage


The contest is being co-founded and promoted by (in no particular order):

Basic Blog Tips
Blog Engage
Your Virtual Assistant
Search Engine Marketing Group 
Traffic Generation Cafe

New Biz Blogger
Murray Newlands
Influence People

Watch for additional posts introducing you to our media sponsors, our other sponsors, and all the juicy details about how many winners there will be, the non-cash bonus prizes, and especially how much higher the cash prize will have grown by then.

Details on all our sponsors, co-founders, entries, prize distribution, bonus prizes, and judging will all be published over the next few days.

Follow @SMBcontest on Twitter for updates or use and search for hashtag #SMBcontest to follow the buzz. 

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Gail Gardner

Small Businsss Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.