The MAXIFY Mentors will create editorial and social media content and conversation relevant to Small Business Owners as part of the MAXIFY Mentors team. The campaign will be divided into two phases, starting with a call for contest submissions which will run July 15 through August 31 and will be followed by identification of the winners in September. In order to be considered, business owners with an active Facebook or Twitter account will have to post about a particularly difficult challenge they face as business owner using the hashtag #MAXIFYContest and tag one of the mentors on the MAXIFY Mentors team. Posts may include photos that illustrate the challenge being described.
Seven runners up will receive MAXIFY Prize Packs, and one grand prize winner will spend a one-on-one business consultation session with the MAXIFY MENTORS ‘Brand Ambassador’ Barbara Corcoran– as well as appear in a Canon-sponsored YouTube video short about their small business. This video will be posted on the CanonUSA YouTube channel and distributed as targeted pre-roll across the network.

Barbara Corcoran
Founder of TribeMedia and Launch & Hustle
Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business building the largest and best known brand in the business.
Corcoran is the author of the best seller Shark Tales, how I turned $1000 into a billion dollar business!
Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker and is the real estate contributor for “The Today Show” on NBC and is a frequent contributor to every major network.

Mentors / Influencers
Rhonda Abrams
Author, entrepreneur, and USAToday columnist, Rhonda Abrams is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts on entrepreneurship, small business, and business planning. Rhonda’s 19 books have been translated in over 30 languages and adopted by more than 1000 business schools. Rhonda writes the weekly small business/entrepreneurship column in USA Today while running her own business - PlanningShop, a content creation company focused on entrepreneurship and small business. Each year, she’s been named one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley.
Tim Berry
Tim Berry is founder and Chairman of Palo Alto Software, founder of, and a co-founder of Borland International. He is author of books and software including LivePlan and  Business Plan Pro, published by Palo Alto Software, The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press, and Lean Business Planning, Motivational Press. He has a Stanford MBA degree and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame. He taught "Starting a Business" at the University of Oregon for 11 years. 
Brett Relander
Brett Relander is a Top 100 Social Media Power Influencer and Founder of TribeMedia and Launch & Hustle. As a Growth Hacker, Consultant & Speaker with specialties in social media, mobile, and digital marketing strategy, he works with executives to identify opportunities and implement impactful solutions. His first book, Imperative - How any business can quickly and easily leverage mobile marketing for radical success, was published in 2014. Join him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ today. 
Ivana Taylor
Ivana Taylor is the publisher of  She ranked #21 out of 30,000 influential people on the Internet in Fast Company. Ivana is also one of D&B Top SMB Influencers. She is the book editor for Small Business Trends, a contributing author to AMEX Open Forum and has appeared on MSNBC.
Enter to Win a MAXIFY Prize Pack

Contest valid now through August 31, 2015

Prize Pack Contains
  • MAXIFY MB5320 Wireless Small Office All-In-One Printer
  • iPad Mini 2 (Space Gray, 16 GB)
  • $250 Canon E-Cash
  • Intuit Mobile Credit Card Reader
  • LegalZoom – Biz-Advantage Pro Plan
  • LifeLock – Standard Membership
Contest Eligibility
  • Must be a small business owner, 21 or older
  • Must reside within the 48 contiguous states (void elsewhere and where prohibited by law)
  • Must be part of a small business with 1-9 employees
  • Must be a small business that's at most 5 years old
  • View Terms Here
How To Enter
  • You will need an active Facebook or Twitter Account to participate
  • To enter, post a particularly difficult challenge you face as a small business owner using the hashtag #MAXIFYContest and tag one of the mentors on the MAXIFY MENTORS team
  • Multiple entries are permitted and posts may include photos that illustrate the challenge being described
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