By Marcus Leach

Sir Richard Branson will meet four lucky entrepreneurs in person for half an hour, through Huddlebuy.co.uk, the daily deals site for small businesses. Just click here to enter.

This face-to-face time is something that will prove priceless for business owners, as they get the chance to share his knowledge and experience, plus put their business questions to him. For the first time in the UK, Huddlebuy has applied the group buying model to a competition.

Group buying allows people to share deals, so that the more people there are, the better the deals are. In this competition, the more people that someone shares the competition with, the greater the chance they have of winning.

“Meeting Sir Richard Branson is a prize that money can’t buy – an audience with one of the nation’s most celebrated businessmen," Saurav Chopra, CEO of Huddlebuy said.

"This is supercharged social media sharing as we apply the power of the crowd to competitions in something we call ‘group winning’. Put simply, if your friend wins, then you win too. And who wouldn’t want to win half an hour with Sir Richard Branson?!”

The competition is being run to support Business 2012, the UK’s biggest business show.

"I will be at Business 2012, answering your questions and I am looking forward to meeting the competition winners. No one has a monopoly on good ideas and events like this can open the door to better connections and business opportunities: something we all need during these challenging times,” Sir Richard Branson said.

Entrants simply need to enter their email address or login with Facebook to take part. What’s unique about this use of social media though, is that the competition can be shared via facebook or twitter, and if any of those connections enter and win, then the ‘sharer’ automatically wins too.
The competition is live NOW and ends at 5pm on 9 March. Business 2012 takes place at the O2 between 18 and 20 March. Just click here to enter.

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