2016 Small Business Plan Contest The Community and Business Development Department is devoted to promoting the growth of small businesses in Winston-Salem. Budding entrepreneurs approach the department weekly for assistance in writing business plans and the steps involved in starting a business. In an effort to broaden our reach, the department will host its third Business Plan Contest. The informational kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7, at 6:00 pm in the Public Meeting Room on the 5th floor of the Stuart Municipal Building located at 100 E. First Street. Each of the two winners will receive: $5,000 grant for startup costs $5,000 potential matching micro-loan Opportunity to apply to Small Business Loan Program Click here for more details. Business Department staff is happy to provide technical assistance and feedback to participants. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Business Plan Contest, please contact Ken Millett, Business Development Senior Project Supervisor, at (336) 747-7472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.