We're not saying it's a business model, but winning competitions like Dell's Small Business Excellence Awards could certainly put you in your bosses' good books for a long, long time.
In addition to the kudos of a personal meeting with the big man himself - Michael Dell - the overall global winner gets $50,000 in Dell kit for their business. Sounds like a good way to get your office a shiny new Dell Adamo to us.
What we didn't realise until now is that you don't have to be a technology business. In fact, you don't even need to be a Dell customer.
Here's why we think Dell's Small Business Excellence Awards might be worth a look:
The new deadline for entries is April 17 - the winner being the Australian business who best shows "innovative use of technology".
Last year's global winner was a natural gardening supplier selling worm composting kits. Make from that what you will.
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