How to Quit Your Day Job: Daily Candy's Start Small, Go Big Challenge

Start Small, Go Big!

Are you ready to go big?
Calling all fledgling designers, budding restaurateurs, and disc jockeys dying to quit their day jobs. Your big break has finally arrived. Enter DailyCandy's third annual Start Small, Go Big contest, and you could win a trip to New York City, the opportunity to mix and mingle with industry bigwigs at our Academy, and a solo write-up in a DailyCandy email.

Ready to get started?
All you have to do is wow the DailyCandy editors with your idea. Are you a corporate slave by day, indie seamstress by night? The brains behind the ultimate party in a box? An up-and-coming digital maven? Or operating a top-secret cocktail den from inside your apartment? (We kid. That can't be legal.)

Tell us all about it!
We'll do you a solid by spreading the word and introducing you to the likes of Jonathan Adler, Rebecca Minkoff, Christiane Lemieux (DwellStudio), and Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg (Fresh). In other words, all the people who have already made it big in your dream industry - and can tell you how they did it.

And go...
Simply choose the category that best fits your business (Fashion, Health & Beauty, Food & Drink, Home, and Digital & Tech) and get to wooing.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2012. To see past winners, get more information, and to enter visit

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