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Business Plan Competition FAQ’s

Q: Does the business plan have to be a new venture?

A: The 2017 competition is for new ventures and existing businesses that are creating new ventures are also eligible.

Q: What will I be required to do?

A: Three phase competition: Pre-entry (deadline is Feb 6th, 2017)—Phase I, , which requires a Business Overview submittal, those selected move on to Entry—Phase II, which requires a draft business plan and a $50 entry fee, those selected move on to Finalist—Phase III, which requires a complete business plan and presentation to judging panel for award decisions. *

Q: Does the new business have to be located in San Angelo?

A: Competition is for new ventures and existing businesses to be located in San Angelo or its ETJ*

Q: What constitutes primary jobs*

A: Preference will be given to business plans that create primary jobs. Primary jobs are those created when a business generates 80% of its revenue from outside San Angelo market area.

Q: Who is coordinating the competition?

A: ASU Small Business Development Center, ASU College of Business, & The Business Factory

Q: Will there be assistance provided to me in completing the different phases of the Business Plan Competition?

A: Guidance to complete business overview and business plan is available from ASU Small Business Development Center and from students from the ASU College of Business.

Q: What is awarded to the winner of the competition?

A: Up to $60,000 in cash prizes can be awarded. Also, in-kind services provided by local businesses. *

Q: What are the important dates of the competition?

A: View calendar of events here


*See full competition guidelines for additional details