BuildUP St. Paul Business Challenge
In order to highlight the opportunities for business startups and business expansions within the Heart of Appalachia region, St. Paul Main Street is holding a Community Business Challenge. The St. Paul BuildUP Business Challenge is a competitive process for the Town of St. Paul to increase its business base.
With up to $15,000 in business investment grants, business skills and leadership training, and mentorship opportunities, the Business Challenge is designed to help entrepreneurs establish businesses with the utmost potential for success. Existing businesses can compete to expand and hire new employees.
This seven-week business training and mentorship opportunity will result in pitch nights at which emerging entrepreneurs and expanding businesses will pitch their ideas and newly developed business plans will be judged. Focusing on community economic development strategies, eligible Business Categories include the following: Retail, Arts and Culture, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants and Hospitality, Technology/Advanced Manufacturing, or Support services for the above. The business must locate in the Business Districts of St. Paul, VA.
Cash grants will be awarded to the top performers of the program once they establish an eligible business. Only those who successfully complete the program will be eligible for cash awards.
Applications are available online at www.stpaulmainstreet.com and at the St. Paul Town Hall, 16531 Russell St. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. Classes will begin January 9, 2018, and end on March 27, 2017. All classes will be on Tuesdays, 6-8:30 PM.
Once applications are received, a cohort of up to 15 Challengers will be selected to participate in the training program.
Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Paul Main Street, PO Box 818 St. Paul, VA. 24283
To find out more, email email@example.com, or call 276-395-0685.