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Business Plan Competition

Downtown Seguin Business Plan Competition
The purpose of this business plan is to provide business ideas aligned for Seguin’s downtown transformation through entrepreneurship and existing businesses. The selected winner will be awarded funds and assistance that will improve business and overall economic revitalization of downtown.

Eligibility
Competition is open to any and all inspiring entrepreneurs as well as existing business owners related to or interested in revitalization in the historic downtown district of Seguin.  

Presentation of Business Plan Competition
This competition is a two part series, to launch with:

    I.            Written
Expand on a formal business plan that includes sections on general concept, marketing, financing, projections and leadership. Plan must be complete and submitted by November 19 to the Seguin Main Street office, located at 116 N. Camp Street. 

    II.            Pitch
Top scoring participant will then give a five-minute pitch opportunity to explain idea/project.

Timeline
November 19 – Business Plans Due
November 28 – Pitch and Judging and Winner Announcements.

Evaluation Criteria
The judges will evaluate your business plan as they would any business opportunity and take into consideration the ventures on which you plan to use your awarded funds. Judges will use a 100 Point Scale to evaluate plans and finalist presentations. Opportunity for extra points will be applied if plan includes arts or restaurant related ideas.  

For assistance with writing a business plan, contact the UTSA Small Business Development Center. 

Prizes available for first and second place winners. First place will receive $1,000 plus a consultation with a small business attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Second place winner will receive $500.  

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