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UK firms given the chance to win a business makeover with Karren Brady

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Nectar Business is the UK’s leading loyalty programme for small businesses, allowing you to collect Nectar points on your everyday business purchases and then spend them on rewards for your business and treats for you – it’s that simple.

As well as the one-to-one session with Karren, and the opportunity to discuss their business challenges, plans for growth, strategy and any other key topics vital to their success; the winner will receive a host of other prizes for their company. These include 50,000 Nectar points, over £200 of Viking office equipment, £200 of Dulux Decorator Centres vouchers and courtesy of DHL, a year’s membership to the Institute of Export, which provides access to expert knowledge of international trade.

The Nectar Business “Business Makeover” competition is open to all businesses until September 30 2011 at: www.nectar-business.com/winabusinessmakeover.

To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must submit their top tip for someone starting a small business. The winner will be selected by the Nectar Business panel of business experts, including Nectar Business marketing director, James Frost. Five runners up will also receive 20,000 Nectar points.

The competition has been launched to celebrate the online publication of the Nectar Business “Guide to Startup Success”. The practical, step-by-step guide has been compiled in conjunction with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Karren Brady, to offer fledgling businesses help and advice on their first year in business.

James Frost, marketing director at Nectar says: “Every business needs a helping hand now and then and especially when they are starting out. The ‘Business Makeover’ competition is a unique opportunity for one lucky company to receive advice from a business leader with as much knowledge and experience as Karren Brady. Karren is a fantastic role model in business and shows what can be achieved with a keen business mind and determination, so who better to give their advice to our eventual winner.”

Leading UK business woman Karren Brady comments: “Small businesses in this country are vital to boosting industry and strengthening our economy. It’s important that startup businesses can get the information and support they need from day one, which is why I am delighted to be involved in this initiative.”

Nectar Business members can collect points with partners including Viking, Dulux Decorator Centres, Brakes, BOC, Hertz, Premierline Direct and DHL and over 500 retailers – from Amazon and PC World to Mc Affee and BT Business. Well-earned points can then be spent with Viking, Dulux Decorator Centres, Brakes, Philips, Argos, Expedia and Eurostar.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize, enter your top tip here: www.nectar-business.com/winabusinessmakeover

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