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Food Business Services
The ENGAGE Business Challenge
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Name of Applicant
Name of business, if applicable
Which eligible category most closely describes your business? (Mark all that apply)
Arts and Culture– emphasis on products or offerings that value handmade, authentic and distinctive of Western Slope culture
Outdoor Recreation– emphasis on products or offerings that promote, showcase, or make use of natural assets and outdoor opportunities
Value Added Agriculture/Agritourism– emphasis on products or offerings that use raw indigenous materials, and through production, create a product offering that has a substantially higher value.
Restaurants and Hospitality/ Agritourism– emphasis on services that provide meals, lodging, or other guest services that enhance the visitor and/or tourist experience.
Technology/Advanced Manufacturing– emphasis on industries that use advanced technology to improve their products or services
Other and Support Services/None of the above– emphasis on activities that support any of the above categories
Please answer the following questions about your business. Limit all responses to 2-3 paragraphs, however, provide enough detail so that your answers can be evaluated thoroughly.
1. Describe your business or business concept. Provide enough description to explain to someone unfamiliar with your business would know what you are offer and how it benefits customers. Include how this business or business concept is unique from current offerings in the region. [500 word max]
2. How does your business or business concept fit into the above eligible categories? How does it fit into the local and regional strategies and initiatives of Delta or Montrose Counties? Delta County Master Plan / City of Delta Master Plan / Montrose County Master Plan / City of Olathe Master Plan / Town of Hotchkiss [200 word max]
3. How would participation in this program help you launch, expand, or develop your business? [200 word max]
4. Attach a current copy of your résumé or a link to your LinkedIn profile. [Option to attach resume or provide URL to LinkedIn profile]
Contestants must choose one of the three following options. Please indicate your choice: [At least one box is required to be checked]
Register for Technical College of the Rockies business training in Delta at www.tcr.edu
Register for Region 10 business training in Montrose www.region10.net
If you wish to compete, but not participate in the business training you must show proof of having participated in a business training program of the SBDC or an educational institution in the last two years resulting in a business plan for the company you want to enter into this competition.
If you wish to apply to opt out of training, please attach a PDF of your business plan and the competition committee will review your plan and consider your exemption from the training programs. Online business plan templates will not be accepted. If approved, you are still required to attend all Community Cohort Nights, the final Pitch Event, and the Awards Ceremony. See schedule of events below.
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I agree to the following: [All of the checkboxes are required]
I understand that I may/may not be selected to participate in the Entrepreneur Challenge which offers training, networking opportunities and potential monetary awards.
If selected to participate in the program, I will attend scheduled trainings and events and participate as an engaged member of the group. See Schedule of Events below.
If my business or business idea is selected as an award winner, once I establish an eligible business within the eligible region, I will use the funds for qualified business expenses.