Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Description

In 2011, the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center launched a new initiative, a business plan competition that gave special recognition to five outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs in our community. Through a competitive selection process, the finalists were provided one-on-one business counseling, attended professional development workshops, and received coaching from industry experts through the Business Assistance Center and its many partners. They also received consultation from MBA student–coaches at TCU.

Our overall purpose in developing this business plan competition is to encourage small business owners to manage and operate their business according to a plan; thus, having a positive impact on their bottom line as well as strengthening their ability to generate revenue and create jobs…all of which have a positive impact on our economy as a whole.

The finalists shared their business plans in the hope of winning cash prizes and business services that could assist them in moving their companies to the next level. The BAC is focused on the success of all its clients and looks forward to the competition in 2012.

Website

http://fwbusinessplancompetition.com/compete/

Local US Event
Fort Worth, TX
Submission Date

9-19-2012

Awards Date

11-15-2012

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$45,000

Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible

To be eligible, applicants must be a BAC client, a business based or headquartered in Tarrant County, or resident of Tarrant County looking to start a business. NOTE: No existing business or business plan required to apply.

Competition Prizes

The top three finalists after preliminary round judging will compete for the following business prize packages. More prizes to be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the application deadline of midnight, September 19.

1st place business package valued at $35,000

  • Marketing plan consultation from ADvice
  • Mini feature story of the three finalists and three quarter page ads over course of one year in the Fort Worth Business Press

2nd place business package valued at $6,000

  • $4,000 cash
  • Operational and Management Diagnostic Assessment from The Alternative Board. TAB BusinessVantage
  • Marketing plan consultation from ADvice
  • Mini feature story of the three finalists in the Fort Worth Business Press

3rd place business package valued at $4,000

  • $3,000 cash
  • Operational and Management Diagnostic Assessment from The Alternative Board. TAB BusinessVantage
  • Marketing plan consultation from ADvice
  • Mini feature story of the three finalists in the Fort Worth Business Press