This Saturday at MoAv Coffee House were named winners of the “Battle of the Plans”. This is business plan competition aimed to help people who wants to start own business downtown. Greg Krueger, development director: “This is our second year. We still kind of learning, going to the process and how works. It's founded by Taxes and finance district of Downtown Billings Alliance and Big Sky Economic Department. Our target to teach people how to write the business plan and then implement it. If you wanna be in this contest you gonna start in the spring and work to day up to today. There are classes how to write the business plan, there are classes on how finance the business, also there are classes what we do basically to show how to balance your business check book, how to do website etc. If you done with this even if you don't win in the end, you are pretty ready to start your own business. It is beautiful part of living in Montana: people love to have their own business” Yep, small business is very important. First, it provides the necessary mobility in the market, creates a deep specialization and cooperation, without which its high efficiency is unthinkable. Secondly, it is able not only to quickly fill the niches that are formed in the consumer sphere, but also to pay off relatively quickly. Third, create an atmosphere of competition. Fourthly (and this is perhaps the most important thing), it creates the environment and the spirit of entrepreneurship, without which the market economy is impossible. Lisa Harmon, DBA’s executive director: “This year we had five finalists in the final round battling for price package open the business or stay in business in downtown Billings. Today we have two finalists and also we supported to existed business “This house of books”. So we are very happy about the promotion today. That project created to help new business and also to existed business. It is open to anybody who wanted to attempt. Now we are very exited to named two business opened in downtown Billings.” The program of project has two-phase contest. In the first, phase all applicants are asked to provide a two-page business concept. In the second, they must add a detailed business plan featuring. Linda Brooks, women’s retailer Something Chic: “My idea started many years ago together with the best friend of mine. We just loved shopping downtown. And we talk how fun would be to have the own store. When the battle came last year we decided to try, because how ever we didn't have nothing to loose. So we completed last year. We took second place. But I had to step away for personal reasons. I Kept the dream alive. And here I am now. Lot of emotion. I am so excited. It seems to be great deal to me. All the work I put in of last few years just to pay off. Last year I had zero money to put in my business, I left my home and my husband behind I been traveling about 9 month away to build my working capital. I made 25K. And now I won this battle. My dream become reality. I am very happy and grateful to all people who supported me” Linda’s store is perfect solution for these who wants to be stylish but pay reasonable prise. Another winner Owen Yurko can propose you a delicious dinner. He in his “Mason- Dixon” restaurant will introduce you to “fast-casual concept”. The organizers admitted that he and his wife drew-up an amazing plan. Owen Yurko, owner of “Mason-Dixon”: “We kept our eye on that project on social media. When time came up we sign all applications, it been hard but exiting work. . We been in restaurant industry for about 15 years. I told myself when I will be 30 I want to have place on my own. I just turn 30 September, 29. Of cause now I have mixed emotions. A bit frighten to live such stated job, a bit scary, but most very exited. We live in downtown, we love downtown, we happy to start our business downtown”. Congratulations also to the bookstore with the unique atmosphere and wonderful team “This house of books”. That stotr was awarded $4000 for its exterior signage and $1000 for advertising and marketing. For more info check downtownbillings.com/battlesofplans
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Battle of the Plans
This Saturday at MoAv Coffee House were named winners of the “Battle of the Plans”. This is business plan competition aimed to help people who wants to start own business downtown. Greg Krueger, development director: “This is our second year. We still kind of learning, going to the process and how works. It's founded by Taxes and finance district of Downtown Billings Alliance and Big Sky Economic Department. Our target to teach people how to write the business plan and then implement it. If you wanna be in this contest you gonna start in the spring and work to day up to today. There are classes how to write the business plan, there are classes on how finance the business, also there are classes what we do basically to show how to balance your business check book, how to do website etc. If you done with this even if you don't win in the end, you are pretty ready to start your own business. It is beautiful part of living in Montana: people love to have their own business” Yep, small business is very important. First, it provides the necessary mobility in the market, creates a deep specialization and cooperation, without which its high efficiency is unthinkable. Secondly, it is able not only to quickly fill the niches that are formed in the consumer sphere, but also to pay off relatively quickly. Third, create an atmosphere of competition. Fourthly (and this is perhaps the most important thing), it creates the environment and the spirit of entrepreneurship, without which the market economy is impossible. Lisa Harmon, DBA’s executive director: “This year we had five finalists in the final round battling for price package open the business or stay in business in downtown Billings. Today we have two finalists and also we supported to existed business “This house of books”. So we are very happy about the promotion today. That project created to help new business and also to existed business. It is open to anybody who wanted to attempt. Now we are very exited to named two business opened in downtown Billings.” The program of project has two-phase contest. In the first, phase all applicants are asked to provide a two-page business concept. In the second, they must add a detailed business plan featuring. Linda Brooks, women’s retailer Something Chic: “My idea started many years ago together with the best friend of mine. We just loved shopping downtown. And we talk how fun would be to have the own store. When the battle came last year we decided to try, because how ever we didn't have nothing to loose. So we completed last year. We took second place. But I had to step away for personal reasons. I Kept the dream alive. And here I am now. Lot of emotion. I am so excited. It seems to be great deal to me. All the work I put in of last few years just to pay off. Last year I had zero money to put in my business, I left my home and my husband behind I been traveling about 9 month away to build my working capital. I made 25K. And now I won this battle. My dream become reality. I am very happy and grateful to all people who supported me” Linda’s store is perfect solution for these who wants to be stylish but pay reasonable prise. Another winner Owen Yurko can propose you a delicious dinner. He in his “Mason-Dixon” restaurant will introduce you to “fast- casual concept”. The organizers admitted that he and his wife drew-up an amazing plan. Owen Yurko, owner of “Mason-Dixon”: “We kept our eye on that project on social media. When time came up we sign all applications, it been hard but exiting work. . We been in restaurant industry for about 15 years. I told myself when I will be 30 I want to have place on my own. I just turn 30 September, 29. Of cause now I have mixed emotions. A bit frighten to live such stated job, a bit scary, but most very exited. We live in downtown, we love downtown, we happy to start our business downtown”. Congratulations also to the bookstore with the unique atmosphere and wonderful team “This house of books”. That stotr was awarded $4000 for its exterior signage and $1000 for advertising and marketing. For more info check downtownbillings.com/battlesofplans
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The Plans Battle
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