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Sage launches #BizMakeover competition for UK small businesses, asking: What's your biggest challenge for 2013?

To enter, all you need to do is tweet @sageUK or mention @Sage (UK) Limited in a status update on Facebook, telling us your biggest business challenge for 2013, using the hashtag #BizMakeover.

Business Makeover 2013 will run until 2pm on Friday 1st March 2013, with one lucky winner receiving a bespoke Business Makeover package worth more than £2,000.

The prize consists of two half day coaching sessions (or the equivalent) from a Sage Business Expert, a year's free subscription to Sage One Payroll, Sage One Accounts or Sage 50 Accounts and a Microsoft Surface tablet, pre-loaded with the Sage 50 Accounts Pulse app.

The winning business will be chosen by Sage and announced on our blog in the week commencing 4th March 2013. We'll also be sharing the insights gained from the challenges you're facing as well as some useful resources and advice for those looking to overcome their business barriers.

The two business experts available to lend their expertise to the Business Makeover prize winner are Amanda Alexander and Antonia Chitty.

Amanda Alexander PCC is an award-winning professional coach who specialises in working with business owners and working mothers in business. She founded Coaching Mums in 2003 and since then she has helped hundreds of micro business owners to build profitable companies that still enable them to strike the balance between work and family.

Antonia Chitty is an award winning entrepreneur and author. She runs training and publishing business ACEInspire and her recent books include Making Money Online (Hale books) and Blogging: The Essential Guide (Need2Know Books). She blogs at www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk

Good luck everyone - we look forward to hearing your biggest business challenges for 2013, and helping you to overcome them!

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