Small Business Plan Contest

The City of Winston-Salem’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is devoted to promoting the growth of small businesses in Winston-Salem. The office provides entrepreneurs with assistance in writing business plans and the steps involved in starting a business.

The department will host its fifth Business Plan Contest. The informational kick-off meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. January 22 in the 5th Floor Public Meeting Room of the Bryce A Stuart Building at 100 East 1st Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

Each of the two winners will receive:

Business Department staff is happy to provide technical assistance and feedback to participants at any point.

To be eligible for the contest, submissions must be for for-profit micro-businesses (5 employees or less) and be located within the NRSA (Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area). This area has been identified by the City of Winston-Salem as being prime for needed development and investment.

Lastly, the proposed business must create low- to moderate-income jobs and/or provide benefit to the low-to moderate-income community.

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