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GOOD Maker Challenge: Your Business Could Win $10k for Its Smart Savings Idea

This post is brought to you by GOOD, with support from UPS. We’ve teamed up to bring you the Small Business Collaborative, a series sharing stories about innovative small businesses that are changing business as usual for their communities and beyond. Learn how UPS is helping small businesses work better and more sustainably here.

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.

Submit your business to the Savings Side challenge from now until December 12 noon PST. We’ll feature the winning idea on, and provide a $10,000 grant to get the business started on the way to saving.

See here for official rules.

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