Share your ideas for screwing business as usual, join our growing community – and win! What’s your idea for screwing business as usual? Do you have a brilliant scheme to create more jobs? A fabulous concept to reduce waste in your company? An amazing revelation to support your local community through your company’s business efforts? To get your idea heard – and be in with a chance for the trip of a lifetime – tell us about it here.
After the competition is over your ideas will become part of the next ‘book’, where it can be showcased as part of a growing community focused on business as a force for good. We’ll keep in touch as future plans develop.
The Grand Prize – a Virgin Unite Connection Trip: You have to be in it to win it! The Grand Prize 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 in at Richard’s home in Ulusaba relaxing and sharing a unique time with an inspirational group of individuals.
How the Screw Business as Usual Competition works: Every month the top five entries on the leader board – those with the most social shares (votes) from the community right here – will each receive a prize. There will be winners in December, January, February, March and April.
The top 10 ideas as voted for by the online community by the 17th April 2012 will be evaluated by an Independent Judging Panel who will select the Grand Prize Winner!
What can I enter? There isn’t a ‘formula’ for an entry – it’s up to you to share something you think is a great idea – chances are that others will too! Your entry can be a short film you’ve made before uploading, or it can be you describing your idea direct from your webcam. If you’re camera shy, write a brief text-based entry.
What kinds of entries work? This is your opportunity, so don’t limit your thinking! Entries to this competition can be all kinds of thing. Here are some examples of to help you shape your thoughts before you submit.
An entry can be: A story or brief description of a business or social enterprise in action anywhere in the world, that you’ve seen. 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.
An original idea of your own, for example:
- An initiative you’ve thought of that will transform the business you’re in.
- A concept you have for a brand new business, global or local, that demonstrates a solution to a community, regional or global human problem, or enhances the natural environment in the way it will operate.
- Or simply if you’ve identified a possible business solution that can tackle an unaddressed human issue.
You can enter as many ideas as you like. There is no limit the number of entries, as long as each one you submit is different.