The 7th annual Enterprise Challenge is back to help entrepreneurs and startups reach their business and financial dreams. Are you ready to take your business to the next level with them?
The Yakima County Development Association's "New Vision" program, in conjunction with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, have brought back the Enterprise Challenge Business Plan Contest for the 7th straight year.
This competition has contributed to the launches and successes of over 60 startup businesses throughout Yakima and Kittitas Counties, and this year's competition promises to continue the tradition.
"We are excited to offer more resources this year than ever before," said New Vision's Business Development Director Jean Brown in a media release. "We know that it can be daunting to write a business plan so we have added an online business plan writing tool, more workshops and provide more one-on-one coaching sessions with local experts."
The media release stated that the contest will begin in January with classes on marketing, finance, planning and technology that will aid in the creation of contestants' business plans. Once the business plans are submitted, an expert panel of judges select eight plans to move forward to the last stages of the competition.
By the end of the Enterprise Challenge, three exceptional business plans will receive cash prizes to support their business endeavors. The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner in the Enterprise Challenge.
"Small business is the backbone of our regional economy and we are thrilled to be a part of a contest and initiative that support entrepreneurship," stated Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Armstrong.
Catalyst Co-Working, is Kittitas County's hub for up-and-coming businesses and local entrepreneurs, so we wanted YOU to know that you can be a part of this Enterprise Challenge for 2017!