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The Township of Huron-Kinloss is giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to WIN THIS SPACE!
Accepting applications from September 17th to October 26th
Do you have a great business concept that you would like to bring to life? Now is your chance; the Township of Huron-Kinloss is giving you the opportunity to Win this Space!
Last year, we piloted the Win This Space contest in Ripley. Based on its' success, with the opening of a great restaurant in downtown Ripley called FIG Studio Kitchen, we are running the contest again this year. New for the 2018-2019 contest, we are accepting applications for all types of businesses that are permitted in our commercial areas.
We are looking for a motivated entrepreneur to open a business in downtown Lucknow or Ripley. Lucknow and Ripley are rural communities located in the Township of Huron-Kinloss; approximately 1.5 hours west of Kitchener and Stratford, 2.5 hours west of the GTA and Barrie and 2 hours north of London. The Township of Huron-Kinloss is currently experiencing a boom in business and population due in part to the Major Component Replacement project for Bruce Power. We’ve had several new businesses open in Lucknow and Ripley over the past year and are hoping to continue this positive economic trend.
The winning entrepreneur will receive a prize package valued up to $25,000! Applying is easy; all you need is a great business concept and a reason why you think it will be successful in Huron-Kinloss. The application form can be found at http://huronkinloss.com/winthisspaceform.cfm. We are open to all business concepts and ideas from unique retail stores to exciting service-based establishments. Sole proprietors, partnerships, second locations; all business types are invited to submit their concepts! Please note that businesses must conform to our Zoning By-Law.
What is included in the prize package? $5000 towards rent for the first year’s lease, $2500 start-up grant, $4000+ marketing package including advertisements and brand consultation, up to $5000 for façade and signage improvements, and so much more! Our available storefronts in Lucknow and Ripley range in size to suit your needs!
How does the process work? Apply between September 17th and October 26th at http://huronkinloss.com/winthisspaceform.cfm. All applications will be reviewed and up to 5 finalists will be chosen to continue on with the competition. The 5 finalists will meet with Bruce County’s Business to Bruce team to write their business plans and complete their financial projections. The finalists will submit their completed business plans by December 17th 2018. The finalists will present their business plans to the judging panel on January 23rd 2019. Each finalist will have 10 minutes to present their plan and an additional 10-15 minutes for questions from the judges. The winner will be announced that evening.
If you are interested in applying or have any questions about the competition please contact Taralyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-395-3735.
http://huronkinloss.com/winthisspace.cfm Win this Space Poster Final1.pdf
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