As a small business in the Milwaukee area ourselves, we’re committed to helping entrepreneurs make their great ideas come to life. This year, Vertz Marketing is proud to be a Lead Sponsor for the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. This contest is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and get access to valuable resources.
The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest was started in 2004 to help entrepreneurs connect with professionals throughout Wisconsin for community resources, management talent, quality education, possible sources of capital, and other expert advice.
There are four main categories for the contest: advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, and information technology. Since its start, the contest has received over 3,100 entries! The contest finalists have, over time, raised more than $200 million for grants, venture, and more. Even greater, these businesses have stuck around which means more jobs for our state’s residents!
Throughout the five month process, contestants are required to submit three separate written pieces – Idea Abstracts, Executive Summary, and Business Plan. The top 12, known as the “Diligent Dozen,” will be presenting their plans at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison in early June.
The greatest thing about this contest is it’s not only an opportunity for start-up entrepreneurs to win great prizes (and cash!) for their business, but also allows them to be connected with a fabulous network of professionals who can provide valuable feedback and advice.
We are thrilled to take part in supporting this fantastic contest, helping determined entrepreneurs throughout Wisconsin achieve their business goals. We’re looking forward to seeing the final results!