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Business Plan Competition


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PURPOSE

This contest is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs and innovators in Christian County, Kentucky. Grand prize winner will win a $4,000 cash prize and professional services with a combined value at $10,000 or more! All finalists will be announced to the area business community at the Christian County Chamber Annual Dinner in June.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to legal residents of the US who are 18 years or older. The principal business operations of the business must be located in Christian County, KY. Entries can consist of any business or innovative concept that is not currently in operation or has begun operation after July 1, 2013 only; businesses can be formed but not open prior to July 1, 2013. Businesses operating prior to July 1, 2013 do not qualify. Submissions can range from small home-based businesses to large operations including store fronts, restaurants, or technology facilities.  This contest is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of resources available to  grow entrepreneurs in Christian County, Kentucky.

AWARD

Cash prize plus and start-up services! All finalists will be announced to the area business community at the Christian County Chamber Annual Dinner in June. Complete prize package includes $4,000 start-up cash and many other services provided by local businesses. 

HOW DO I ENTER?

CLICK HERE to register online or contact Penny Fletcher at 270-885-9096 or pfletcher@southwesternky.com to complete registration.  Deadline to register is 5:00pm February 28, 2014. 

KEY DATES

MARCH 7  Orientation/Business Plan Writing Workshop Presented by Small Business Development Center 
Location: Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus
Time: 6:00 pm


APRIL 17 - Business Plan Submission Deadline

APRIL 17 - *REQUIRED* Business Pitch Workshop
Location: Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus  
Time: 6:00 pm


MAY 16 - Business Pitch Round Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus
Time: Will be scheduled during the day for each contestant


JUNE 5  - *TENTATIVE DATE* Winner Announced at Chamber Annual Dinner