Win $5,000 to Start Your Own Business

Do you have a great business idea but don't have the money to get it off the ground?

"Good Morning America" and ACCION USA are here to help.

Tell us your great idea for a small business venture, and you could win a $5,000 grant to make your dream a reality.

Please read the contest rules below before entering.


Entry: The Good Morning America You Inc. Search (the "Promotion") begins 12:01 am ET on or about September 16, 2005 and ends 11:59 pm ET on October 16, 2005. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.'s computer is the official clock for this Promotion.

To enter: 1) Navigate the Internet and visit Once on the Good Morning America home page, click on "The Good Morning America You Inc." icon. On the text box portion of the entry form, input an essay. In 300 words or less, tell us about your business idea. What type of business would you like to open and why do you think it will be successful? In addition, tell us what you have done to get started on the process. Include with your essay, your name, address, day and evening telephone numbers and email address. This information will not be counted as part of the 300 word limit for the essay.

Then, deliver your electronic entry by clicking the send button on the e-mail form, or send us via U.S. Postal Service an essay of 300 words or less, double spaced. Your entry should include your valid email address, if available, and should be mailed to The Good Morning America You Inc. Search, Ansonia Station P.O. Box 231706, New York, New York 10023-0008.

Each entry must be accompanied by at least one photo of the entrant. Mailed entries must be accompanied by a photograph 8"x10" or smaller; electronically submitted entries must be accompanied by a digital photo attached to the electronic entry. Photo submissions may not be the work of a professional photographer, or the copyrighted or otherwise protected work of a third party. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address for the Promotion. Multiple entries will result in the disqualification of all of your entries. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., and ACCION USA (the "Sponsors") will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage-due or misdirected entries.

All electronic entries must be received by 11:59 pm ET on October 14, 2005 and all mailed entries must be received by October 14, 2005. All entries, including essays and photos become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor cannot provide technical support and accepts no responsibility for insuring the receipt of your electronically submitted entry (including photo). If you experience any difficulties trying to submit your entry via our on-line entry method, we recommend that you send your entry materials via U.S. mail to the above address.

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