SCORE and Launch Nationwide Contest

Win One Year’s Free Rent and Escape to a Real Office


Washington, DC—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and launch a nationwide contest offering 12 months of free rent in real office space., a Web site that focuses exclusively on short-term, ready-to-use office space, is inviting entrants to submit their “Top 10 Reasons” for wanting to move out of their home office.

The Home Office from Hell contest will reward the author of the wittiest and most compelling “Top 10 List” with a free 12-month sabbatical in the relative calm of a real office. The winner can select professional office space in any of the hundreds of cities across the United States served by Entries will be judged by an independent panel that includes SCORE expert counselors.

To enter the Home Office from Hell contest, visit and fill out the online form. Official rules, prize description, guidelines and helpful hints are included. Contestants can base their “Top 10 List” on both real-life and whimsical situations. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, humor and relevance.

“For anyone who’s ever had to fend off overly-persistent telemarketers and fix a toaster—all while negotiating an important business deal—this is a chance to have a professional office for a year, rent-free,” said Jeffrey A. Landers, founder and president of “All they have to do is examine the frustrations and drawbacks of working at home and put a humorous spin on it.”

“SCORE is pleased to be associated with and this innovative contest that humorously focuses attention on the issues and challenges facing home-based entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO.

Offices2share.comÒ operates a Web site that focuses exclusively on short-term, ready-to-use office space nationwide, featuring thousands of offices in hundreds of American cities. This type of space is ideally suited for start-ups, small businesses, consultants, professionals and any other businesses that want to avoid the upfront costs and long lease terms that are typically required when renting “traditional” office space. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at