Getting funding for your startup idea can be a real challenge, particularly in todays climate of financial uncertainty. So a competition offering a prize fund of £50k is what every entrepreneur dreams of, and could really help a business get off to a flying start.

This is what they say:

2010 will continue to be challenging for businesses and we want to help. So in addition to the free support we offer all companies, we’re going to give a £50,000* boost to ten brilliant business ideas out there.

The aim of the Barclays Business Take One Small Step Competition is to find people with ambition, passion and, most importantly, a great business idea.

The brief is open — it could be a lifelong ambition or a recent brainwave. It could be a personal experience or a distant dream. Even a revolutionary concept that changes the world. It’s an open invitation and anyone with a great business idea and the drive to make it happen could win.

Got a great business idea? From start-ups to existing businesses, anyone can pitch for the chance to turn a great idea into an even better reality.
Want to show your support? Do your bit for businesses. Get behind the competition and prepare to vote for your favourite idea.

So if funding is the only thing holding you back, maybe this competition could be just what you’re looking for!

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