Write an essay, win a cafe?

Gotta check this out, a couple is giving away their cafe plus $50,000 to the person who writes the best essay starting with: “I’d like to own Ma and Pa’s cafe because…”

Aside from being a cute story, it begs the following question:

“What could you ‘essay-off’ in your business, and how could you leverage it into killer local publicity?”

Found at USA Today article here, via Bill Myers.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous April 19, 2005 at 4:04 am

This is truly fascinating. And it is a great business opportunity. If you read articles on the web site – http://www.winacafe.com – you will see that the cafe is financially profitable. The owners, who are husband and wife, are selling the cafe through the essay contest because the husband has heart problems and cannot endure the hours of standing on his feet. I highly recommend visiting the web site.

Reply

2 Anonymous April 19, 2005 at 9:04 am

This is truly fascinating. And it is a great business opportunity. If you read articles on the web site – http://www.winacafe.com – you will see that the cafe is financially profitable. The owners, who are husband and wife, are selling the cafe through the essay contest because the husband has heart problems and cannot endure the hours of standing on his feet. I highly recommend visiting the web site.

Reply

3 Anonymous April 8, 2005 at 12:04 am

You gotta wonder why when the owners are willing to get rid of a business AND throw cash in the pot to boot for a mere essay.  Is business THAT bad that they’re willing to pay you to take it off their hands?  One wonders.

Reply

4 Anonymous April 8, 2005 at 5:04 am

You gotta wonder why when the owners are willing to get rid of a business AND throw cash in the pot to boot for a mere essay.  Is business THAT bad that they’re willing to pay you to take it off their hands?  One wonders.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: