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Win the new iconic Square Stand

Answer one simple question - "What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong?"

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What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong? Your chance to win a new Square Stand from Square  

Have you been thinking it's time to ditch the old oversized point-of-sale system, paper receipts, and cluttered countertops? Then you will love the new Square Stand for contactless and chip designed for a wide range of businesses.  

We've partnered with Square to offer our members a chance to win one of two Square Stands worth $299 each by answering this simple question:

"What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong?"

All you need to do is log in to your account and answer this question in 50 words or less to enter the competition. 

The competition will run for four weeks at the end of which, the two best entries would be awarded a Square Stand each. So feel free to send in multiple entries!

All the best!

How the Square Stand works:

  • Simply plug in to take payments: All you need to do is connect your iPad, download Square Point of Sale and plug in hardware
  • Perfect for contactless and chip cards: Accept contactless cards, chip cards and devices with Apple Pay and Android Pay 
  • Runs on Square Point of Sale: Download the free Square Point of Sale app to accept payments, track inventory, send invoices, manage employees and more
  • Clear pricing, fast deposits: Pay just 1.9% total per tap, insert or swipe for all major cards. See funds in your bank account as fast as the next business day

Set up Square Stand in minutes - no complicated instructions or service visits required

Square Reader and dock included: Simply place Square Reader for contactless and chip in the Dock for Square Reader and connect the dock to the stand’s USB hub

Easy to move: The dock’s long cord means you get to choose your perfect spot, and Square Stand swivels so customers can sign and tip right on the iPad    

Your chance to be a finance guru

What's more, we'll feature the top cash flow tips on our website and share them with the small business community through our social platforms and newsletters. So channel your inner financial guru and share your wisdom with the small business world.  

Terms and Conditions for ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong’ online competition

By submitting a digital entry and entering the ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong’ online competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Competition description

Small Business First is the promoter of the ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition. The competition invites you to submit a digital entry via the tips entry section on the competition page answering the question: ‘In 50 words or less, tell us what's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong. Entrants are encouraged to be creative and insightful in the way they answer the question. You can also get creative and share an audio-visual response to the question.

2. Eligibility criteria for participation

  • Entrants will have to become members of the Small Business First online community via the website: smallbusinessfirst.com.au
  • Small Business First employees whether they are employed on a full-time, part-time, ongoing or non-ongoing basis cannot participate in this competition
  • Entrants must submit their entry online through the entry section on the competition page on the SBF website
  • Small Business First reserves the right to cancel the prize or select another winner if the initial successful winner does not meet the eligibility criteria for participation or alternatively, cancel the competition

3. Submissions

‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong is an online competition promoted through social media. To enter the promotion, entrants can, within the Promotional Period, view the Small Business First social post about the What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong competition and then:   

  • Become a member of the Small Business First online community via the Promoter’s website: smallbusinessfirst.com.au
  • Tell us your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong in 50 words or less as instructed in the terms and conditions

Small Business First is not responsible for any electronic transmission errors resulting in the omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operations or transmission.

4. Format

Only digital submissions of 50 words or less will be accepted and may include video, animation, slideshows, .gif, digital photography, audio etc. In case of an audiovisual response, the duration of the clip should not exceed 60 seconds.

5. Promotional period

The competition will run for four weeks at of which the two best entries would be awarded a Square Stand each. 

Start date: 06/10/17 at 09:00 am AEST

End date: 10/11/17 at 11:59 pm AEST

Online entries must be received at the end of the competition (10/11/17) by 11:59 pm (AEST).

No late entries will be considered and/or accepted. Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission or deposit by the entrant. Records of the Promoter and its agencies are final and conclusive as to the time of receipt.

6. Language

All text and video/ audio in the submission must be in English.

7. Validity of entries

Entries must be original responses by the entrants. All valid entries might be published on Small Business First’s website, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn channels.

All entries will be judged by a panel from Small Business First.

Valid entries must:

  1. contain no material that could in any circumstances be considered a breach of any form of small business laws
  2. be legible and understandable
  3. demonstrate that the participants are serious and have made an effort
  4. be politically correct and not insulting to any group or race, and
  5. fulfil all of the requirements contained in this document

8. Rights and permissions

Entrants must hold all the necessary rights and permissions relating to the content submitted in this competition and guarantee that there is nothing to prevent their participation in ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition and the use of their entries by the Promoter in accordance with the provisions of these terms and conditions.

Entrants must declare that their entries do not violate any law and that their entry can therefore be freely distributed by the Promoter in relation to ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong competition.

Entrants must declare that they are in possession of all the necessary approvals for any person involved directly or indirectly in the production of competition entries.

The Promoter will not be held responsible for any failure on part of the entrant to comply with this clause.

9. Intellectual property

Entrants grant Small Business First an unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, modify and or adapt the response submitted in the entry, and the entry itself for any communication campaigns Small Business First deems appropriate, which may include media, case studies, social media, feature articles and other forms.

Small Business First will credit entrants wherever their entry is used.

A copy of the entries will become part of Small Business First’s archive.

10. Change to, or cancellation of, the competition

In the event of force majeure or if circumstances so dictate, Small Business First reserves the right to suspend, postpone or cancel the competition at any time and without prior notice; in this event, entrants will not be entitled to claim compensation in any form.

11. Acceptance of the rules

Participating in ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition implies full acceptance and observance of its rules outlined in these terms and conditions and any amendments and addenda to these terms and conditions that are notified at www.smallbusinessfirst.com.au

12. Evaluation and selection of winner

The winner of the competition will be judged by a selected panel involving Small Business First staff, coordinated by the Small Business First team.

The winner will be announced on the following Tuesday of every week through the promotion period of the competition.

The judging panel will decide the winner based on the evaluation criteria below. The judges will review each submission as they deem appropriate.

The decision of the judges is final.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

  1. relevance of the subject – 80 per cent
  2. creativity and presentation approach – 20 per cent

13. The judges panel

The judges panel will select the winning entry based on the above criteria.

14. Prizes

The prize is:

Two winners will be provided a Square Stand worth $299 each. 

The value of the prize is accurate and based upon the recommended retail value of the prize (inclusive of GST) at the date of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prizes after that date.

The winner will be announced on Small Business First’s website, Facebook and Twitter channels on the Tuesday after every week of the competition.

No further compensation will be paid in connection with the use of entries. Prizes are not transferable. There will be no prize substitutions other than those provided for in these terms and conditions. There will be no cash redemption.

Prizes will be awarded to the person named in the entry and any entry that is made on behalf of an entrant or by a third party will be invalid.

If, for any reason, prizes cannot be awarded as stated in these terms and conditions, Small Business First reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or lesser value.

15. Notification of winner

The winner will receive an electronic message with the results of the competition.

The winner will also be announced on the Small Business First website, Facebook and Twitter channels.

The decision of the judges’ panel is final.  No further correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

16. Personal information

Small Business First collects personal information (personal and business name, email address, Facebook page url and/or Twitter handle, phone number) only as part of the entry in order to conduct the competition.

By submitting an entry, entrants agree that Small Business First may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the personal information collected from the entry for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes for the competition, for internet posts and/or for future communication activities by Small Business First.

Small Business First will not disclose your personal information outside Small Business First unless it relates to law enforcement activities, an exception under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) applies, or it is required or authorised by another Australian law.

17. Waiver of confidentiality and consent to public disclosure

‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition is a matter of public record. If any entrant submits any confidential business information or personal information pertaining to themselves or their company, that person thereby waives any claims to confidentiality and thereby consents to public disclosure by Small Business First of their personal and business information, including posting on the Internet, of all such information they submit and its use for future communication activities.  Small Business First accepts no responsibility for the disclosure of confidential information made in these terms and conditions.

18. Facebook promotions

Entry and continued participation in the ‘What's your top marketing tip competition is dependent on Eligible Entrants following and acting in accordance with the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which can be viewed at www.facebook.com/terms.php. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Eligible Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. The information an Eligible Entrant provides will only be used for the purposes outlined in these Terms and Conditions. Any questions, comments or complaints about this Promotion must be directed to the Promoter and not to Facebook.

ENTRANT DECLARATION

By participating in ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong’ online competition, you declare that you have read and accepted the ‘Entrant Declaration’ below in its entirety:

I declare I have read and accepted the terms and conditions of participation as outlined in these terms and conditions in ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition and have all the necessary permissions and rights for the submission of the information contained in my competition entry. I waive any claims to confidentiality and I consent to public disclosure by Small Business First of all such information including my personal information, which may be posted on the Internet and/or used for future communication activities by Small Business First.  

I understand that information, once posted online may be accessed worldwide and Small Business First will not be responsible for any subsequent use or disclosure of that information.

I further agree to indemnify and hold Small Business First, its officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liability, loss and loss of benefits, costs and expenses, willful negligence, misconduct, acts or omissions, actions, causes of action, debts, claims and demands of any kind and nature whatsoever that I currently have or that may arise out of, or in connection with, or indirect or consequential with, my participation in the ‘What's your top tip for small businesses to keep their cash flow strong online competition. This indemnity will survive the term of the competition and will remain in perpetuity.  

I grant Small Business First a licence in accordance with clause 9 of these terms and conditions to use, modify and/or adapt the idea submitted in the entry, and the entry itself.  

My participation in the competition will not violate or breach any applicable laws.

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