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The PickYourself #SelfStarterStories exist to support small business entrepreneurs and freelancers in sharing their entrepreneurial journeys.
This is where readers can learn from and be inspired by the gentle giants who picked themselves.
We are passionate about celebrating small business entrepreneurs and inspiring those who have ideas but have yet to make the leap to becoming self-employed or starting a company.
Share your Entrepreneurial Story
We are conducting a series of online interviews to celebrate small business entrepreneurs and self-starters in their respective industries. Each interview will be transformed into a story and will be shared across our network.
Each published story will automatically qualify for the #PickYourselfUK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award 2018. [View last year's winner]
Each published story will enter into an annual competition where the general public will vote for their most inspiring story.
Voting will be carried out on the Pick Yourself UK website from the 1st November 2018 at 00:01 GMT and the competition will close on the 30th November 2018 at 23:59 GMT.
All stories published between 1 Feb 2018 and 31 October 2018 will qualify. The story with the highest number of votes* during the voting month ( November 2018) will win the #PickYourselfUK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 award.
The winner will be announced on the PickYourself UK website on the 1st December 2018 at 7pm GMT.
* VOTING: Each published entry will receive a unique link after the closing date. Each unique link is used to calculate the number of views the corresponding #SelfStarterStory receives. Each click counts as a vote, however click-bots are not permitted as sources will be checked and verified. If there is any indication that click-bots have been used, the entry will automatically be disqualified.
The winner of the Pick Yourself UK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 will win a professional photography session worth £1000, a promotional video showcasing their business worth £1000 and a beautifully engraved trophy.
Benefits of submitting an online interview and entering the contest
In addition to the competition prizes, submitting an online interview (your entrepreneurial #selfstarterstory) is an opportunity to:
Inspire hopeful entrepreneurs to take the next step and pick themselves too
Garner FREE additional exposure and reach for you business
Drive FREE traffic to your website
Create FREE additional PR for your business
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE INFORMATION BELOW.
If you meet the criteria outlined below, we would be more than happy to consider sharing your story.
Unfortunately not all submissions are published. Please ensure your responses and the images you provide is high-quality content.
Do you meet the following criteria?
You are self-employed or the owner of a company.
Your business does not have more than 3 full-time, permanent, employees.
You give full consent to be promoted across all social media channels and platforms to celebrate successes however big or small and to inspire and educate the next generation of self-starters.
You give consent to PickYourself to share any or all images and text supplied in the interview submission.
You give consent to be contacted by phone or by email about the contest and in regard to their interview submission and follow-up.
The information you provide is factual and correct at the point of submission.
You give consent for us to edit the information you have provided to enhance readability. All content will remain factual.
You and your business are based in the UK.
Interviews that do not meet the criteria outlined above will not be considered.
Please complete as many of the questions below* and click on submit to enter the competition**.
*To increase your chances of being published, please ensure you give complete, and detailed answers. One-word answers will not be accepted.
**Only one submission per business.