Gwinnett Business Journal: The Amazing Entrepreneur Contest Now Calling for Entries

Gwinnett Innovation Park is such an exciting place to be right now.  The halls are buzzing with the new Nspire companies and now Intelligent Systems will be partnering with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to sponsor the second annual small business plan contest, The Amazing Entrepreur.  See Leland’s comments…

Leland Strange, President of Intelligent Systems, commented, “This contest is designed to provide encouragement to start-ups and to promote entrepreneurship by highlighting the many new ventures – and their entrepreneur founders – that are thriving right here in Gwinnett County.”
Gwinnett Business Journal: The Amazing Entrepreneur Contest Now Calling for Entries 

Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Intelligent Systems have officially opened the second annual small business plan contest, The Amazing Entrepreneur. Designed to foster innovation and small business growth in Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta, the contest is now open for interested parties to submit their business plans for consideration.

The winning business of the competition will receive a prize package that includes: $2,500 cash, a trip to Sage Software’s customer conference in Washington, D.C., a one-year Chamber membership, a one-year participation in the Chamber’s Gwinnett Business Institute program ($180 value) and a consultation with an attorney from Arnall Golden Gregory ($2500 value), among other prizes. For full contest details and rules go to The Amazing Entrepreneur official website. The winner will be announced at the April 2012 Gwinnett Chamber’s Pinnacle Awards.

“Gwinnett County is founded on small business. It’s what we do best,” said Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman. “This contest provides an opportunity to the business community to come together in an effort to strengthen the backbone of our community – the passion and dedication of entrepreneurs.”

The winner and finalists will be selected based on the quality of business plans submitted. Judges will include representatives from the local business community, as well as representatives from Partnership Gwinnett, Intelligent Systems and the SBDC.

“Our goal is to facilitate the success of start-ups and small business; we believe that this second annual contest supports our economic development efforts by providing grassroots support to local entrepreneurs,” said Mark Farmer, Director, Entrepreneurship & Information Services, with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development.

Leland Strange, President of Intelligent Systems, commented, “This contest is designed to provide encouragement to start-ups and to promote entrepreneurship by highlighting the many new ventures – and their entrepreneur founders – that are thriving right here in Gwinnett County.”

To read the full article and contest details go to the Gwinnett Businees Journal link: http://gbj.com/2011/11/16/the-amazing-entrepreneur-contest-call-for-entries/

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