Small Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition 2015

The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is organizing its first annual ‘Small Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition 2015’ contest. The competition will launch on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The finalist will be announced on World Entrepreneurship Day, Friday, August 21st, 2015. Contestants may enter their small business plan summaries together with a registration form until Friday, July 15, 2015.
The Small Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and support business aspirations of entrepreneurs residing on St. Maarten. The contest will be held within the framework of COCI’s Business Program for 2015, themed “Driving Business Development Through Education And Communication”. There will be five (5) winning categories: Overall winner, Best Marketing, Best Brand, Best Pitch and Most likely to become Successful. The Overall winner will win a grand total of two thousand dollars ($2.000.–). This includes a one thousand dollar ($1.000.–) value of professional services and a combined value of one thousand dollars ($1000.–) of office start-up equipment. Other category winners will receive five hundred dollars ($500.–) worth of professional services. Monetary rewards shall not be extended.
All finalists will be announced to the business community at the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Prize ceremony dinner on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at Belair Community Center, in commemoration of World Entrepreneurship Day.
The eligibility to contend are as follows: The contest is open to legal residents of St. Maarten who are 18 years or older. The principal business operations of the business must be located in St. Maarten. Entries can consist of any business or innovative concept that is not currently in operation or has begun operation. Submissions can range from small home-based businesses operations up to and including store fronts, restaurants, or technology facilities.

For more information please contact the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Business Center, via telephone number: + 1 721 542 35 93  or email us at: bi*@ch***************.sx