Century Business Challenge
Win $25K Business Challenge

The Challenge

What do I have to do?

The Century Business Challenge is open to any applicant wishing to start up a new business in Century. Business relocations or expansions of existing businesses will be considered, but only for compelling need-based reasons. First, you will need to submit an application, followed by a business plan based on the Challenge timeline and resources. (NOTE: You will be provided the business plan software package for free (valued at $90) to help you through the steps of developing the plan.)

Following the submission of the business plans, a Challenge panel of business experts will judge each business plan, and the top-scoring business plans will proceed to Round 2, which is a more intensive, elevator-pitch style interview with the Challenge panel.

The Challenge panel will determine the winning business plan, and if chosen, you will begin the process of working to start your new business!

Challenge Timeline

Tuesday March 3, 2015  SBDC Orientation Meeting – Century Community Center – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015  Business Concept Workshop – PSC Century Campus – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Deadline to submit application
April 3 SBDC seminars - PSC Century Campus
  Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Starting a Business in FL – 6:00 pm
  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Crafting a Business Plan – 6:00 pm
  Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Market Research & Financial Projections – 6:00 pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 Deadline for submission of final application documents and business plans
Friday, June 19, 2015 Announcement of Applicants advancing to Round 2
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Round 2 Applicants to present plans in person to Judging Panel w/ grand prize winner being announced at reception in the afternoon.  (Time and Location TBD)

Contact Us / Privacy
Suntrust Tower, Suite 304 220 W. Garden Street Pensacola, FL 32502        ©2015 CenturyBusiness Challenge. All rights reserved.       Please email info@centurybusinesschallenge.com.
This content does not constitute a legally binding offer until all leases, contracts, or other binding agreements are executed by all parties.
What You Win The Challenge Our Inspiration Your Resources Century Business Challenge Contact Us Contact Us Workshops