Guest Post by Matt Lydon, General Manager at Microsoft

When we say we’re passionate about small business, we mean it, and today we’re putting our money behind it. Bing Ads has partnered with RocketHub on a crowd-funding challenge to help support small businesses find their path to success. The Bing Launch contest, which starts today, is an opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to showcase their business model for a chance to win a grand prize that includes $10,000 cash, $500 in Bing Ads credits and one year of account management consultation.

Both Bing Ads and RocketHub know that while a business may start small, the hopes, dreams and ideas behind it are HUGE. It takes courage to take that first step in making the vision a reality…and it can be tricky. We want to make it easier, and a little less scary. The Bing Launch contest will help a business get the added boost they need to get started. Whether you call them clams, bills, bucks or Benjamin’s, ten thousand of ‘em make a pretty nice launch pad!

If you enter, you can win—it’s that easy! To learn more about the challenge that concludes on September 13, visit  

Please feel free to share the news of this exciting opportunity with your friends, and let them know about #binglaunch— they’ll be glad you did!

 We look forward to seeing your entries!

-Matt Lydon - General Manager, Microsoft

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