Liftoff Houston! Business Plan Competition

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The Houston Public Library, the Office of Business Opportunity, and Capital One Bank have partnered to offer the City of Houston’s first business plan competition: Liftoff Houston! Registration is going on now and will continue through the end of May 2013.

The competition will take place in two rounds – an application round and presentation round, over a 6-8 month period. Applicants will participate in workshops ranging from business plan basics to presenting capital requests to financial institutions, as well as information sessions on essential City of Houston business resources available through HPL and OBO. The goal is to enable individuals to successfully research and develop their business plan. Applicants will also receive additional support from professional business coaches/mentors and personal financial advisors to further refine the business plan for submission and presentation. A mandatory orientation will be offered at select libraries across Houston to provide interested individuals with detailed information about the competition and the process to participate.

This entrepreneurial initiative aims to encourage Houston residents to achieve their goals of business ownership while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Houston economy. The path to launching a business starts with Liftoff Houston!

Orientation is mandatory, and there are only five orientation sessions being held this month. Check it out!

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