Thursday, November 6, 2014

Get your small-business name up in lights

With Small Business Saturday about three weeks away, the City of Charlotte is running a contest that will give a local business one month of free advertising on a digital billboard at the EpiCentre. is organizing the contest, which ends Nov. 17 at midnight.

To enter, small businesses are asked to email their success story to

"Although you’re welcome to attach a Word document or type your story directly in the email, we encourage you to be creative," according to a press release explaining the rules. "Create a video, write a blog, take a picture – do something that fully exemplifies your business and how far it has come."

Don't forget to include your name, an email address, phone number, and business web address.

Small businesses are also asked -- but not required -- to connect with through social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and to sign up for the e-newsletter on its website. You can also find more information there about the billboard giveaway.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 29.