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If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas to help your business make it through these disruptive times—and thrive in the post-COVID economy—we’ve got some good news. Two pieces of good news, actually.

Get free consulting and innovative ideas at the SBSC

The LifeWork Small Business School Challenge is taking place October 15 through 17, and you’ll want to be a part of it.

This RingCentral-sponsored hackathon teams up small business owners with MBA students from top schools, like Harvard and Yale, for a two-day virtual workshop and competition.

At the end of the workshop, each team will have 3.5 minutes to present their recommendations for strategy and innovation. Judges will award the best business ideas—and those teams will win cash prizes.

But in this contest, winning definitely isn’t everything. By reviewing your business and brainstorming ideas with students and the other contestants, you’ll get lots of fresh eyes—and free consulting!—to develop new strategies to help your business succeed through whatever comes next. 

Hear a great speech from the Stevie Award winner for Female Executive of the Year

More good news: If you participate in the Challenge, you’ll be treated to an inspirational kickoff presentation from RingCentral’s Senior VP Faiza Hughell—a longtime advocate for small business owners and winner of a Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year.

Faiza will be sharing her insights about how entrepreneurs can—indeed, must—begin re-examining their businesses right now, in light of the inevitable changes coming as a result of COVID and the lockdowns. You won’t want to miss this kickoff presentation.

Sign up now!

Time is running out to sign up for the Small Business School Challenge. You have only until September 25 to enter your company, or to nominate another small business you think could benefit from this event’s free consulting, brainstorming, and support.

Don’t wait.

Nominate your own small business.


Nominate another small business for consideration.


To your business’s success! 🍻

Originally published Sep 23, 2020, updated Dec 30, 2022

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