Brampton - Following the overwhelming success of last year's competition, the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) has launched BizPlan 2008, the business plan competition for high school students in Brampton and Caledon.
The BizPlan competition is an opportunity for 14 to 20-year-olds to showcase their entrepreneurial talents and strengthen their business skills by writing a business plan. "Creative, technical, retail or service, your original business concept is only limited by your imagination. We want to encourage and recognize the creativity of our youth," said Regional Councillor Elaine Moore, Chair of Brampton's Economic Development Committee.
Winners will receive gifts cards from Bramalea City Centre:
• Grand Prize - $1500
• Second Place - $750
• Third Place - $250
The entrepreneur who receives honourable mention will be awarded a one-year City of Brampton Student Fitness Pass. The Grand Prize winner is eligible to compete at the Regional Business Plan Competition.
The BizPlan 2008 competition will help develop business, research, communication and networking skills of Brampton's future entrepreneurs. Before writing their business plan, students are encouraged to consult SBEC, the Brampton Library, teachers and professionals.
Electronic versions of final business plans must be received at the Centre by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008. The business plans may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. A panel of judges made up of local professionals and economic development practitioners will evaluate each business plan.
Competition rules, regulations and guidelines are available in the "Youth Programs" section of www.brampton-business.com
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