Ever thought about starting your own business? Have you been thinking about it even more lately? Well, give it a shot! LAUNCH has a business plan competition for aspiring entrepreneurs. The winner will receive cash prizes and a multitude of general business consulting services to get their business up and running properly. So if you have been thinking about starting your own business, please check out the information below and Good Luck!
What is Launch?
Launch is a new Business Plan Competition designed to encourage, foster and support start up businesses in Central Illinois and to promote entrepreneurship of all kinds.
How does Launch Work?
The 2009 Launch Business Plan Competition will include a preliminary round and culminate in a final round where the best business plan will be selected.
All contestants who present their plans in the preliminary rounds wil receive feedback and suggestions from the panel of judges. Those advancing to the final round will be eligible for the grand prize consisting of a cash award plus free consultant services from a variety of professional areas of importance to start up businesses.
The LAUNCH Business Plan Competition is open to anyone who has a new business idea and plans to start that new business in the Tri-County area. There is no application fee.
Business plan must be submitted by August 1st. The Business Plan Competition preliminary rounds begin August 25th. The winning business plan will be chosen during the final round on September 30th.
Submit Business Plan
Check out www.launchnewbiz.com for more information or to submit your business plan.
The winner will receive cash prizes and a multitude of general business consulting services to get their business up and running properly.
Free Workshops - How to Organize and Write a Business Plan
They are offering free workshops to teach you how to organize and write a business plan. Topics covered include:
- Selecting target markets
- Choosing the right location
- Creating cash flow budgets
- Estimating sales & expenses
Workshop dates are:
- April 21st
- May 27th
- June 30th
- July 30th
Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Place: Peoria NEXT Innovation Center; 801 W Main; 2nd floor