COSE is launching its first Energy Efficiency Challenge specifically for small businesses. We believe that as the market begins to reward companies, large and small, for energy efficient practices, pressure for energy efficiency in B-to-B and B-to-C transactions will begin to increase. Providing the small business community with the tools and resources they need to ensure that they are ahead of the curve while managing a positive bottom line is critical. So, we want to reward small businesses for any energy efficiency project you may have taken on to reduce your energy and improve your bottom line.
I am pleased to say that we have some great prizes to give away too.
One grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the following sectors: goods and services, office/retail and home-business. The grand prize winner may not also be a sector winner. In addition, winners will receive a free one year COSE membership and a free one year registration to Green Plus™. Green Plus is a green and sustainable certification and education program that is designed specifically for small and medium sized businesses. It gives employers affordable, practical support in succeeding financially while being good to their environment, employees and community.
The cash prizes are as follows:
$10,000 – overall prize winner
$2,500 – goods and services sector
$2,500 – office/retail sector
$1,500 – home business sector
So what are you waiting for? Nominate your business today and/or spread the word. Winners will be announced on stage on October 20-21 at the 2010 COSE Small Business Conference. Only COSE members are eligible.