Twitter Contest: Win a BlackBerry Playbook with SMB Influencers

As you may know, we are in the midst of the Small Business Influencer 2011 nominations. There have been so many incredible leaders, gurus, journalists, and corporations that make a huge impact on the small business community nominated already, and we still have a few weeks to go.

To keep things fun and help spread the word some more, we are announcing a contest to give away two new 16 GB BlackBerry Playbook tablets.

Details and rules to enter the contest are below, and don’t forget to nominate a person or company that has had a huge impact on YOUR small business!

How to Enter the Playbook Drawing

It’s simple – just tweet one of the 3 different tweets below. You can either copy and paste the tweet manually, or hit the “click to tweet” link underneath to open up a tweet box (note: does not automatically tweet – you still have hit submit once the tweet box opens):

Tweet #1:
I support the #SMBinfluencer 2011 awards and want to win a #Playbook http://t.co/l8c9mwO
(click here to tweet example #1 above)

Tweet #2 :
Nominate someone today as an #SMBInfluencer http://t.co/l8c9mwO #Playbook
(click here to tweet example #2 above)

Tweet #3:
Check out the nominations at #SMBInfluencer http://t.co/l8c9mwO #Playbook
(click here to tweet example #3 above)

Who is Eligible to Win?

To qualify for the drawing, you must be located in the United States. Sorry, we can’t send the Playbooks internationally (but we do plan to do future giveaways that non-U.S. people can enter). Void where prohibited.

How Many Times Can I Enter?

Enter as many times as you like, but you can only win one Playbook.

What’s the Deadline?

Enter between now and June 19, 2011, at 11:59 pm Los Angeles time.

When Will the Winners Be Announced?

We’ll announce the winners on Small Business Trends, on Smallbiztechnology.com and on Twitter at the @SMBinfluencer account, no later than June 21, 2011. We will contact the winners directly via Twitter, also.

How Will Winners Be Chosen?

It’s a random drawing. We’ll use Randomizer.org to choose from the Twitter tweets meeting the entry criteria.

A huge thank you to BlackBerry for sponsoring the Small Business Influencer 2011 awards, and GOOD LUCK to all our entrants!

About the BlackBerry Playbook
The Playbook is BlackBerry’s new tablet. It is under a half-inch thick, and has a 7-inch display. The Playbook uses WiFi to connect to the Internet. It is not necessary to have a BlackBerry smartphone to use it, but if you do, there is a unique Bluetooth connection called the BlackBerry Bridge that allows you to display your BlackBerry smartphone screen on the Playbook, too.

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Laura plans and manages Smallbiztechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour, now in its third year. She also produces events for clients through her event planning company, L2 Event Production. Her popular roundups of events and competitions for small businesses is published weekly on Smallbiztechnology.com and Small Business Trends.

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