News Applications Being Accepted For The Annual Power Of Possibilities Business Plan Competition - Garrett College

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Campus News

February 1, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for the Annual Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition

Garrett College and the Power of Possibilities team are currently accepting applications for the annual Power of Possibilities (POP) Business Plan and Innovation Competition. Application and information about the competition is available online at Applications are due by February 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. There is a $29.00 application fee. The goal of the Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition is to "create opportunities for those in our community via a multifaceted effort designed to help new entrepreneurs or those considering starting a business to take action and find success."

"This initiative is about creating opportunity for those in our community and spurring economic development one business at a time. Through the Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, we strive to help all small business owners and managers experience success, as well as those seeking to form a business for the first time. This effort complements and supports the College’s credit and non-credit courses and workshops, as well as our coaching and mentoring services for entrepreneurs," explained Julie Yoder, Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development at Garrett College. "The College also operates a small business incubator on campus and partners with Garrett County Economic Development, the Small Business Development Corporation, and other for-profit and public entities on numerous other efforts to spur business formation and success."

This competition is perfect for anyone with a business idea. We will help them understand how to create a practical business plan, including market and competitor analysis, product/service concept development, financial and operational plan and go-to-market roadmap.

For more information or to discuss business ideas, prospective competitors (must be 16 years of age or older) may contact Jodi McClintock at Garrett College or visit Applications are also available by contacting Mary Keller at Garrett College at 301-387-3771.