Thank you for your interest in applying to compete in the 2018-19 small business competition sponsored by the I-69 Thumb Region. Total cash prizes for the I-69 seven county Thumb region will total $40,000.
Local cash prizes will be awarded for First Place ($2,500) and Second Place ($1,500). The first place winner will advance to the I-69 Thumb Region regional competition for a chance to win additional cash prizes, including: $6,000 for First Place, $4,000 Second Place and $2,000 for Third Place. The Catapult small business competition is intended to provide capital to launch startup business ventures or grow existing small businesses. Ground Rules & Process:
- Your small business must be located in St. Clair County- Eligible applicants are individuals wishing to start a business within the next six months or existing small businesses. A small business has 20 or fewer employees with existing revenue of less than $400,000. Former finalists of previous Catapult competitions are ineligible, other previous applicants (non-finalists/presenters) are welcome to apply. - You must agree to present at the local competition on December 6 and potentially the regional competition on January 24- You must answer the 6 questions below and submit a brief executive summary and Powerpoint Presentation - Application, Executive Summary and Powerpoint presentations are due by November 1- Application can be submitted first (independently) followed by Executive Summary and Powerpoint by November 1- Email Executive Summary (Word or Google Doc) and MS Powerpoint to email@example.com - MS Powerpoint not to exceed 10 slides, finalists chosen will utilize to give a live four minute presentation
*Executive Summary Examples/Resources:https://www.thebalancesmb.com/executive-summary-of-the-business-plan-2948012https://articles.bplans.com/writing-an-executive-summary/
*It is recommended that the author use 11 point font for the body of the text with single spacing. A Microsoft Word document or PDF are acceptable upload formats