Vinking Direct and WinWeb Announce Contest That Could Win Your Small Business 10,000 GBP

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 21, 2009 -- How would your business spend £10,000? Could you convince an expert panel that you deserve it? Those are the questions being asked by WinWeb and Viking Direct at the 2009 Business Startup Show.

Whether you’re already running your own business or are just drawing up your business plan, your winning ideas could net you extra cash to invest in marketing, production, or even personnel for your small business.

Simply visit to register your business ideas (300 words or less), including how you would spend the £10,000 prize to help your business, and it could be shortlisted to be judged by an independent panel led by Prof. Ian Angell of the London School of Economics. Customers will have up to 15 minutes to pitch the proposals to the judges on Viking’s Midas Touch Stand at the Business Startup Exhibition on the 26th November 2009.

“We’re constantly inspired by the entrepreneurial endeavours of our small business customers, and in their inventiveness and ability to survive and prosper in these challenging times,” said John O’Keeffe, Marketing Director for Viking Direct. “We also know how hard it can be to branch out on your own and to keep the momentum going through difficult periods. That’s why we’re delighted to have teamed up with WinWeb in offering what we’re sure will be a very welcome surprise for our small business winner.”

“I'm passionate about small business because of its positive impact on individuals and local communities. Helping small businesses to succeed is my personal goal and that of WinWeb's services,” said Stefan Töpfer, CEO, Chairman and Principal Customer Care Agent of WinWeb. “By running this competition, I hope to encourage more people to realise their ambition of starting a small business and to help grow established small businesses."

All submissions must be received by Saturday 31st October. Visit for more information, including rules and regulations.

CONTACT: Jacqueline Fowler Office Depot UK & Ireland Communications +44 116 237 2622

About WinWeb

WinWeb was founded in 1994 by Stefan Töpfer and has become the leading provider of on-demand online software (SaaS) and real business services to the 1 to 10 people SOHO and Micro Business Market. Based on WinWeb’s OnlineOffice, the Small Business Infrastructure provides hundreds of thousands entrepreneurs with a micro business eco-system. This enables the micro business owner to access professional services on a time-shared basis for ad-hoc, projects, short-term or long-term demand, enhancing the businesses competitiveness and productivity, while keeping cost down and variable. This greatly enhances long-term survival of micro businesses.

WinWeb is privately owned and operates in all English speaking markets globally, with offices in Europe, North America and Australia.

About Office Depot and Viking Direct United Kingdom and Ireland:
Viking Direct mail order customers receive a mix of catalogue mailings throughout the course of the year that are designed to keep them informed of new products and special offers. Orders are placed via the telephone, fax or the award winning web site and The Viking Direct business is the clear leader within the direct-mail office supplies channel and is the supplier of choice to small- and medium-sized organizations across the UK and Ireland.

Office Depot is the country’s leading contract supplier of office products, specializing in providing cost effective and efficient supply solutions to corporate customers, who want to negotiate terms of supply with a representative of the company. Office Depot customers have exclusive access to over 2,400 Niceday products – the group’s own brand, which has gained a well-earned reputation for value and quality. The comprehensive choice of over 7,500 products in the catalogue, is available for next day delivery and multiple-channel ordering and invoicing methods are available – phone, fax, e-mail and online [] and Office Depot’s own team of drivers and a fleet of over 300 vehicles deliver to business addresses across the UK and Ireland.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 21, 2009 at 6:56 am
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