By Karen Axelton

Do you need help marketing your business more effectively? Enter Deluxe’s Project REV contest, and you could win $15,000 in free marketing products and services, plus a year’s worth of business mentorship.

In a recent Deluxe survey, 49 percent of small business owners said effectively reaching customers with limited marketing resources is their biggest challenge. Deluxe created Project REV to help small business owners take a step back from the day-to-day demands of their business and experience first-hand how marketing can increase sales.

Small business owners selected for Project REV can use the $15,000 to benefit from Deluxe marketing products and services including website development and hosting, logo design and branding, email marketing, and traditional direct marketing. Project REV first launched last year; the nine small business owners chosen for that contest had collectively doubled their sales a year later.

Nonprofit entrepreneurship organization SCORE is partnering with Deluxe for Project REV and will provide each winner with a SCORE Mentor.

Deluxe will choose seven to 10 participants for Project REV 2012. To find out more and apply online, visit the ProjectREV website. Contest ends September 30, 2011.