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Business Dreams Come True with Shopify!

12/06/2013 02:23 pm ET | Updated Feb 04, 2014

Ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur or creating a startup? If so you are in good company. Some the brightest have also opted to sacrifice everything to stand on a limb for a dream.
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Shopify in partnership with Huffington Post announced the 4th Annual Build A Business Competition. The contest will award nine entrepreneurs with $50 thousand in startup money to help emerging stores to grow their businesses. In addition to receiving investment dollars, winners will have an opportunity to be mentored by leaders in their industry. The all-star cast of mentors will provide invaluable advice and business relationships to help successful entrants build their startup.

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The contest which started October 1 will run to May 31, 2014 during which time contestants will have the opportunity to sell their products through e-commerce giant Shopify. The top nine companies with the highest revenue in sales over a two month period will win. 2013-12-05-dlAttach2.png 2013-12-05-dlAttach.png The great thing about Shopify is that it is e-commerce simplified and offers a complete solution for entrepreneurs. Opening a virtual store front is as easy as choosing a custom template from hundreds of professional designs, loading merchandise and accepting payments. Another benefit to this service is that it allows users to leverage their point of sale by offering them a fully hosted shopping cart, which means that you don't have to waste time looking for a host provider. Never before has it been so easy to be in control of your own business. So what are you waiting for? Have an idea that deserves to be shared with the world? Then "Enter today" this is the opportunity you have been dreaming about.

The Mentors:
Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post)
Mark Cuban (Owner of the Dallas Mavericks)
Daymond John (Founder of FUBU)
Tim Ferriss (Author of the 4-Hour Workweek)
Chase Jarvis (Photographer and director)
Tina Eisenberg (Founder of Swissmiss)
Gary Vaynerchuk (CEO Vayner Media)
Selita Ebanks (Victoria Secret Model, actress and philanthropist)
Lil' John (DJ and producer)
Amber Mac (TV host and author)