Adults who live or own a business in the six county region (Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Stark and Warren) are invited to share their ideas for:
The presentation is made to judges during individual, confidential sessions for a chance to win cash, prizes, advertising, and professional small business consultation to advance their ideas into reality.
Eligible participants will have five (5) minutes to “pitch” an idea that would be developed in one of the six participating counties. Each participant will be given an additional five (5) minutes setup time and the judges reserve the right to ask you questions for an additional five (5) minutes.
Find out if you have the wherewithal to start a business by grapling with the "Back of the Napkin" download which will help you answer the question: "Can I really do this and make a living"? Download sample pro-formas (initial business financials), a sample set of financial statements based on a Coffee House start-up, and get some hints and tips with Abrams six week start-up worksheets. Additonally, we have provided, for your perusal, the Small Business Development Center's "Services Presentation" and the Small Business Administrations "Smart Start Presentation."
Joel Youngs with the SBDC explains the Fast Pitch
The answer to these six questions: