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About joeh

Joe Hurley is a CPA, author of "The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to 529 Plans", founder of Savingforcollege.com, and co-founder of Bizplancompetitions.com. He has also recently started making maple syrup.

The Obama Business Plan Competition

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Its official name is the National Clean Energy Business Creation Competition for University Students, but it’s a whole lot easier to call it the Obama Business Plan Competition. And what it will do is provide approximately $2 million in prize … Continue reading

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Assessing the value of a business plan competition

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The Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition at Purdue University has been around since 1987 and has seen hundreds of student and faculty competitors over its 23 year history. The first-prize award is currently $30,000 along with… Continue reading

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Federal government sees the light on competitions

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Annie Lowry’s article last Sunday in The Washington Post, “Can cash prizes for innovation get the economy rolling again?“, is a terrific examination of the U.S. government’s increasing use of prize money in its efforts to enlist the private sector … Continue reading

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2011 competition promo videos

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Here’s a suggestion for the organizers of business plan competitions to drum up more interest and support for their upcoming contests: produce a promo video and post it on YouTube. Better yet, hold a separate… Continue reading

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Nebraska spreads its competitions around

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The Cornhusker State has recently adopted business plan competitions as a key component in its economic development strategy. If it proves successful, Nebraska’s approach may be a model for a few other states to follow as a way to support … Continue reading

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Calling All Business Plan Competitions

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Things are in terrific shape here at Biz Plan Competitions and we are excited! Our newly-designed site is up and working great (thanks to Wes Bos) …. We have well over a hundred upcoming business plan competitions in our directory … Continue reading

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