Existing Business Expansion
For those with a plan to start a non-retail business or a product in areas like Agriculture, Manufacturing, or Technology.
Prize Package to be awarded in this category:
- $2,500 cash
- Up to $35,000 in advertising from Regional Media, Gatehoue, Galesburg Radio, and WRMJ
- Marketing Consultation from Mr. Dave Dunn worth up to $1,800
- A $500 Foundatation Scholarship for related business coursework from either CSC, Blackhawk College, or Blackhawk College East Campus
- Up to 8 hours of Customer Service Training from the U of I Extension (a package worth up to $2,000).
- Tailored Consultation and Support Services from the WIU branch of the SBDC
- One hour of Consultation with Master's Educational Services worth $1,875
- $500.00 from Thomas L. Irons, EA Accounting Systems, Inc. for consultations, accounting, and/or payroll work