Deadline Now December 15 for Women’s Business Development Center’s 2011 Technology Makeover Competition

Prize package includes $100,000 in free technology products and business services.

Chicago, IL, December 03, 2011 --( Think of it as the ultimate holiday present – $100,000 in Free technology products and business services to help your enterprise grow.

That’s the top prize in the 2011 Small Business Technology Makeover Competition presented by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC). The organization just extended its deadline for applications to Thursday, December 15, at 5 p.m.

The prize package will include a small business server; 1 networked printer; 1 projector; 2 headsets; 7 laptop computers; $30,000 scholarship to Executive Business Training Website development, including brand design and content; installation and configuration hardware, labor and support; 5 licenses of Microsoft Small Business Server Premium 2008, Microsoft Office Professional 2010 and Windows 7 Ultimate; full suite of email marketing products, and much more.

To be eligible, applicants must be a for-profit business located in Illinois with a minimum of two years of business operation, maintain a minimum of four employee workstations, and have at least $1 million in revenue.

Prize packages provided by CDW, COSi, Constant Contact, Falkor, MarketM, The Microsoft Store, Microsoft, Directions Training Center, and the Women’s Business Development Center.

For complete information and to apply, please visit

About the Women’s Business Development Center:
A nationally and internationally recognized women’s business assistance center celebrating its 25th year of operation in 2011, the WBDC provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance in Spanish and English. The mission of the WBDC is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy. For further information about the WBDC, visit their website at, or contact them at 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 or 312-853-3477.

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