, Salem, MA


February 26, 2014

Business plan competition deadline nears

SALEM — North Shore entrepreneurs looking to win cash and gain some valuable insight from judges and potential investors have until Friday at 5 p.m. to enter the streamlined 2014 North of Boston Business Plan Competition.

The competition, sponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, is now in its 10th year.

This year, the contest is looking for new business owners to make their best elevator pitch.

Instead of entrepreneurs being asked to submit a 30-page business plan, business owners must give only a brief summary, a few pages of financials and a one-minute video.

The competition is free and open to businesses less than 3 years old, or which have a new product, service, initiative or growth strategy in Essex County and the Merrimack Valley. Entrants must also be willing to have at least five employees within two years. First-place winners receive $5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000.

For more information, go to, or call 978-542-7528.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best AP Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones All Aboard! LIRR Strike Averted Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Time Warner Rejects Murdoch's Takeover Bid Yellen Says Economy Still Needs Fed Support Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Downside of Low Mortgage Rates? Less Selling Cupcake Shop Crumbs Shuttering All Its Stores San Francisco Prepares for Soda Battle Dow Breaks Record 17,000 GM Crash Compensation Could Top $1 Billion GM Won't Limit Crash Compensation Funds
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Comments Trcker