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Calling US small businesses: Here’s your chance to win an office makeover

January 13, 2022

As we near two years of the pandemic, the workforce is in need of a pick-me-up. For many of us, the monotony of working where we live, coupled with the start of a new year and uncertainty of what the future holds, presents the perfect opportunity for an office refresh. However, for many small businesses, this is easier said than done.

COVID-19 has brought on unique challenges for independent companies and their communities. From adjusting to the new way of working to the stress of staying afloat, small businesses either have not had the means to rejuvenate their workspaces on their own, or refreshing their offices has fallen to the bottom of the list of priorities.

At Xero, we champion small businesses and celebrate the vital role they play in the economy. That’s why we’ve partnered with celebrated stylist and fashion designer Estee Stanley to launch the ‘Xero Beautiful Business’ contest giving small businesses across the US the chance to win a $15,000 office refresh, courtesy of Xero.

This office revamp will help a small business jump start the year on a bright note, with a fresh space that can help motivate and inspire. Estee has been creating some of the most stylish looks in Hollywood and around the world for more than 15 years. Through her role as a fashion stylist and interior designer, she has created a niche for which she has become best known: chic, effortless and eclectic style, which she looks forward to bringing to the winner’s office space.

How can I enter?

There are two ways small business owners or employees of a small business with 50 employees or less can enter the online contest:

  1. Instagram: Snap a photo or video of your office and post to your Instagram feed along with the hashtag #XeroBeautifulBusiness and a caption describing why your office deserves a makeover. Please make sure your profile is public so your entry can be tracked.
  2. Email: If Instagram isn’t your forte, you can email your submission to XeroBeautifulBusiness@xero.com. To qualify, you must include a photo or video of your office and a description of why your office deserves a makeover.

What will my company win?

The winner will receive a 30-minute virtual design consultation with Estee, a design recommendation, and a $15,000 design budget courtesy of Xero to complete the space facelift. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of Xero employees and judged based on the most compelling story, creativity of entry, and need – the more creative, the better.

So, what are you waiting for? Start working on your entry now! The contest is open now to US small businesses until 5PM MST on February 15, 2022, and the winner will be notified on or around February 25, 2022 by a direct or private message using the method of entry by which the entry is received by Xero.

See official contest rules and regulations here*.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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