‘Screw Business As Usual’ with Sir Richard Branson

Great news! We have been contact by Sir Richard Branson’s office, with the following opportunity:

Calling all ethical business, entrepreneurial students and anyone with a budding business idea interested in entering Sir Richard Branson’s phenomenal, ‘Screw Business As Usual’ competition, with a once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-buy-prize!
We want to know what’s your idea for screwing business as usual? Do you have a brilliant scheme to create jobs? Have a fabulous concept to reduce waste or help the environment or help some of the world’s problems? Or do you have an amazing revelation to support your local community through your business efforts?  

Participate in the competition and change the world!

In conjunction with the launch of Richard Branson’s brilliant new book ‘Screw Business As Usual’, Sir Richard has launched a competition looking for the next ideas or businesses that are a force for good (the mantra of his non profit foundation Virgin Unite) and are screwing business as usual.

An entry can be a story or brief description of a business or social enterprise in action anywhere in the world. An inspiration – in words, thoughts or on film – that shows a new way of creating or transforming a business, or will create a consumer movement that will create demand for better products or services.
Just log on to http://virginunite.screwbusinessasusual.com/uploadyourstory and share your idea or business that is screwing business as usual.

Every month, the top five entries on the leader board – those with the most social shares (votes) – will each receive a prize. The top 10 ideas, as voted for by the online community, by 17th April 2012 will be evaluated by an Independent Judging Panel who will select the Grand Prize Winner !

Firstly, the winning ideas or companies will be included Richard Branson’s next global business ‘book’, where they will be showcased as part of a growing community focused on business as a force for good. There is also a Grand Prize which is a money-can’t-buy spot on a Virgin Unite Connection Trip with Richard to South Africa in 2012 for the winner of the competition. When you join a Virgin Unite Connection Trip you get to join Richard and a small group visiting and learning from front-line leaders who are making change happen in beautiful South Africa! Then you’ll spend time with an extraordinary new breed of emerging entrepreneurs creating new business models and turning capitalism on its head. Lastly, you’ll spend a few days at Richard’s home in Ulusaba relaxing and sharing a unique time with an inspirational group of individuals. A once in a lifetime prize.

Please see case studies here for inspiration – http://virginunite.screwbusinessasusual.com/casestudies
Some ideas include:
– Ideas around using office space more efficiently
– Ideas around recycling and renewable energy resources
– Ideas around creative innovation that helps social issues like homelessness or poverty or
water or child abuse
– Ideas around beneficial healthcare services
– Ideas around improving economies and aiding small businesses
– Ideas around creating sustainable solutions for derelict areas
– Ideas around encouraging a healthier lifestyle
– Ideas around international fair trade
– Ideas around raising awareness of social issues through media
– Ideas around generating forms of finance for social projects
– Any ideas for “Screwing Business As Usual!”

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