Thursday, May 10, 2012

City business plan competition extended to July

For those of you with business plans and hopefully seek the opportunity to win some cash money in the process. The deadline has been extended to July 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM:
Do you have a great business idea? The City wants to hear it.

The Chicago City Treasurer’s Office is proud to announce the launch of the annual Business Plan Competition. The competition is open to start-up and existing small businesses throughout the city.

To compete for a chance to win cash for your small business, submit your two-page executive summary (official executive summary template can be found at detailing your business and what makes it unique. Ten finalists will then be selected to submit a full business plan. Three winners will be selected based on their ability to clearly and concisely articulate their business idea, the creativity and practicability of their marketing and sales strategy, and the overall viability of their business.

The winners will be announced on October 5 at the Chicago City Treasurer’s Small Business Expo – 725 W. Roosevelt Road - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. In addition, the winners will present their winning business plans at the Expo.
On June 27th there will be a business plan workshop at the Chatham Business Association located at 806 E. 78th Street from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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