Shopify offers $120,000 in prize money to start your own business

 2010 is already 12 days old.  And many of you have “starting my own business” as one of your goals for 2010 and this new decade.  And Shopify wants to help you get there.  Already highlighted as a company to watch this year, Shopify has really put its money where its mouth is.   

For those who don’t know, “Shopify is a hosted application that allows users to set up an online store to sell their products. It lets them organize products, customize a storefront, accept credit card payments through payment gateways, track and respond to orders — all without the hassle of running a physical store.”

And to encourage budding entrepreneurs everywhere, Shopify is offering$120,000 to entice you to do so on their platform. 

So here’s what the contest is about:  Build the best business and you can be in line for the $100,000 Grand Prize.  Even if you don’t win (unfortunately because of lawyers, the contest is not open to Canadians) Shopify has promised to give the full Shopify community full access to all  tutorials, guides and video addresses that they are creating and posting over the next 6 months.  There will also be an international leader board.  So at the very least you may be able to get bragging rights if you “out sell” the Americans.

What are you waiting for?


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