Xero is pleased to support the competition in 2014. Run by Business.govt.nz, part of MBIE, the business plan competition is now in its fourth year. It gives existing both small businesses and those with an idea that are yet to start up the shot at a prizes worth over $65,000.
All you’ve got to do to have a chance at winning is enter your business plan. It must show an original idea that is geared for growth and sustainable revenue. The best and most innovative plan will see the supreme winner win a prize package worth $45,000.
Last year local Nelson business CHIA was the supreme winner. CHIA received a prize package worth $58,800, including $30,000 in cash from ANZ.
Why a business plan competition?
The competition is about getting businesses across New Zealand to take a proper look at their business plan and see where they are and what opportunities they have.
The second and third prize winners each receive $5,000 in cash from ANZ. The competition’s 10 regional winners each receive $1,000 cash from Silver sponsors Ernst & Young, OfficeMax and Xero.
The competition is open now and entries close on 12 August:
Xero wishes all the 2014 entrants the best of luck.