CELEBRATE AND REWARD LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
Harness the power of your organization and the excitement of a business competition to help them get...
Due to small budgets and networks, many local startups go unnoticed. A local business competition will spotlight entrepreneurs and the businesses they are building.
Most entrepreneurs lack the relationships they need to sucessfully build and grow their business. Afford them the opportunity to tap into the strength of your established local network.
Every entrepreneur will benefit from formulating and presenting their new business idea. Help them even more by getting them connected other local startup resources and programs.
For some, submitting an application to a business competition is the first step on their entrepreneurial journey. For others, it is a catalyst to accelerate the growth of their new business.
Our communities depend on entrepreneurs with inspired ideas and the guts to build the next generation of local businesses. These businesses come in all shapes and sizes, everything from main street cafes, to women-owned gun smitheries, to the next hit social media platforms. Chances are these companies won't become billion-dollar success stories, but many will provide much needed services and create much needed local jobs, which pay for mortgages and put food on the table.
While a local business competition isn't the only thing you can do to help these entrepreneurs start and grow their own thriving companies, they do play a very important role. An annual local business competition will firmly establish and sustain a culture in your community that celebrates, supports, and rewards entrepreneurship.
Each year when you announce your competition, residents of your community who are toiling away in a cubicle a few towns over or drinking coffee with friends in a local cafe will be reminded that today could be the day they take that first step to make their business dream a reality. Those who decide to enter will become connected to your organization, and acquainted with the opportunities and resources your community offers to help entrepreneurs. Your community will have the privilege to learn about these bold local dreamers, in many cases, before they've even written a business plan or officially opened the doors of their business.
We promise, it will be an event your community will look forward to every year.
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