By Maria Valdez Haubrich

Elance, the online employment resource that helps business find and hire employees, has created a new section of their website for people wanting to start their own businesses. Called Startup Cloud, the section offers helpful articles and inspiring success stories to motivate startup entrepreneurs. To give startups a boost, Elance has launched a contest to give 3 lucky Elance members a $500 credit on Elance services toward upcoming projects. Simply fill out the contest entry form before June 28, 2011 and explain in no more than 150 words what your startup idea is and who would you need to hire to get your started. You are allowed to include links to videos, assets or any additional details on the company. Enter today.