RingCentral has chosen The Gadgeteer and 24 other blogs (see list after the jump) to host their Ultimate Small Business Start-up Package Giveaway. Each of these 25 sites will give away one (1) account for 12 months’ free service of RingCentral Mobile ($300 value) to the winner of each of our individual contests. From those 25 winners, five grand prize winners will also be selected for the Ultimate Small Business Start-up Package (additional $862 value, for a total value of $1162). More details after the jump.
How to enter (please read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):
2. Then send the following tweet:
RT Win a Ultimate Small Business Start-up Package Giveaway from RingCentral and @thegadgeteer Full details at http://wp.me/pprwJ-adT
3. Come back to this post and leave a comment that includes your twitter name.
4. At some point on 05/05/2010, I’ll pick 1 random winner using random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do other random.org drawings till the prize are gone.
1. Only one entry per person (warning: I check IP addresses).
2. Gadgeteer writers, family members and close friends may not enter this contest.
3. If you won this contest on another site (see list below), you are not eligible to win the contest here on the Gadgeteer.
4. the-gadgeteer.com is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.
5. Failure to follow instructions will result in the entry being disqualified.
I want to give a HUGE thank you to RingCentral for sponsoring this contest!
Update: 5/5/10 The Gadgeteer’s winner is #6 Graves De Armond
Update 5/7/10 The randomly selected five sites for the grand Prize are listed below. Congrats to the winners!
2. Mobility Minded
4. Totally Cool Tech Podcast
5. Gear Diary
Just to clarify again, the five grand prize winners will be randomly selected from the pool of 25 original winners (one at each site), so if you make it that far — your odds are really good to win big!
There are five different elements to each of the Grand Prize giveaways; each Grand Prize will be worth ~$1200. Here’s the breakdown:
When someone calls your business, having professional-grade communications is a must – there’s simply no two ways about it. RingCentral is providing all winners with a full RingCentral Mobile account for use 12 months. The rich menu of business-class features comprising RingCentral Mobile is unmatched in the industry and provides advanced functions unavailable in even the most expensive PBXs.
RingCentral’s virtual phone system for mobile professionals delivers all the power of a “big company” phone system but with no hardware to buy and nothing to maintain. It’s an ideal telecommunications solution for mobile professionals, home offices and small businesses.
Below are some of the key features of RingCentral Mobile. For a full feature list, visit this link.
|Toll Free Numbers||Choose a toll free number that’s right for you: regular toll free (866, 877, etc.) , or a true 1-800 or vanity number (e.g., 866-CALWINE).|
|Local Numbers||You can live and work in one city and get a local number in another. Choose the area codes(s) that makes sense for your business. Find out how you can save on inbound voice calls.|
|Voicemail||You get professional greetings, multiple delivery options and alerts. Pick up voicemail via email or in your online account and play over your PC speakers — or pick up by phone. Calls to local numbers to leave or listen to voicemail are FREE.|
|Internet Fax||Send and receive faxes by email and online in a snap — even from Microsoft Office and your phone. You’ll also get free fax software to electronically sign and edit faxes.|
Full information on RingCentral Mobile, click here.
Element 2: Company Incorporation Service (plus $100 toward state filing fees)
Establishing your company with the right legal documents is paramount to getting off on the right foot. This package will get you pointed in the right direction legally.
- Preliminary corporation name clearance
- Filing of Articles of Incorporation
- Custom corporate bylaws
- Action by Written Consent of Incorporator
- Resolutions of the first meeting of the Board of Directors (includes banking resolutions)
For more details and full listing of what’s included, click here.
Value: $399 ($239 + $100 toward state filing fees)
Element 3: Logo Design
Every successful company needs a great mark that will differentiate it from the competition. With the Gold Package from Logoworks, you’ll receive between six to eight original concepts created by three of their experienced designers. Once you select the concept you want to explore, you will receive unlimited revisions to try new fonts or different color combinations.
- 3 Designers
- 6 Logo Concepts
- Unlimited Revisions
- Multiple File Formats
For more details, click here.
Element 4: 1,000 Premium Business Cards
Once you have a logo, you’ll need to make sure you can get it in people’s hands with all your contact information so you can get down to business. Make a great first impression with custom premium business cards from Vistaprint – show off your business with full-color printing on your choice of card stock including recycled paper options.
For more details, click here.
Element 5: Web Hosting with free Domain (1 year free service)
Almost nothing is as important these days as being able to be found, and that’s where an effective website is vital. As part of the prize package, you’ll receive a package of 12 months of web hosting that includes a bunch of great features from BlueHost. Some of them are:
- Unlimited Disk Storage
- Host UNLIMITED Domains
- Free Drag and Drop Site Builder
- Free Domain Name
- Domain Privacy
- Support International Domain Names
- POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support
- IMAP/Secure IMAP Email Support
- 3 Different Web Based Email Solutions
- Unlimited Forwarding Email Accounts
- Unlimited Gigs of Site Transfer
For more details, click here.
Total value of entire package: $1,162
Keep in mind that each site will have their own contest running under their own rules, so you’ll want to enter at each site so that you have an even better chance of winning.
Site Name: Start Date – Announcement Date
- TechVirtuoso (information technology): April 6-10
- The Digital Lifestyle (windows, media, lifestyle): April 7-April 11
- Clintonfitch (mobile reviews): April 8-12
- Geek News Central (technical information): April 9-13
- TCT Podcast (cool tech): April 10-14
- Mobile PC World (mobile pc information): April 11-15
- Mobile Gadgeteer (mobile gadgets): April 12-16
- Mobility Site (windows mobile, pocket pc, smartphones): April 13-17
- GottaBeMobile (tablet pc, mobile pc, multi-touch): April 14-18
- Neowin (technology news): April 15-19
- HackCollege (student lifehacking): April 16-20
- OSNN (windows, linux, macintosh news): April 17-21
- The LazyAdmin (lazy admin): April 18-22
- Slashdot Review (tech news): April 19-23
- GearDiary (mobile technology, gear): April 20-24
- Mobile Jaw (mobility, mobile): April 21-25
- Mobilityminded (windows mobile, iphone, android, netbooks): April 22-26
- Chip Chick (tech, gadgets): April 23-27
- Daddy Forever (geek dad blog): April 24-28
- Absolutely Windows (microsoft windows, businesses): April 25-29
- GeeksRoom (software, hardware, gadgets): April 26-30
- BostonPocketPC (mobile, technology, news): April 27 – May 1
- Jake Ludington’s MediaBlab (gadgets, movies, music, podcasting): April 28 – May 2
- PlanetAMD64 (64-bit drivers, applications, utilities): April 29 – May 3
- The Gadgeteer (mobile technology, gear): April 30 – May 4