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Pictou business society accepting business plans for $10,000 prize

The Pictou Business and Marketing Society is now accepting entries for an initiative to develop business opportunities in the area.

The Sink or Swim competition was presented to Pictou entrepreneurs in June as a partnership that would see businesses pool their resources to help a new business get on their feet.

Local businesses are contributing in-kind products and services to a prize package worth $10,000, including hardware, graphic design and printing, rental space, spa services, computer and web services, and legal services.

“These items would ordinarily represent large and challenging expenses for a business just starting out,” a release from the society says.

People interested in participating in this event are asked to prepare a business plan summary of their idea.

All entries will be held in confidence and judged by a panel of distinguished and experienced business leaders from the community.

Applicants are invited to submit their entry on or before Oct. 15.

More information about the competition can be found at the Pictou Advocate, Proudfoots Home Hardware, RBC, Scotiabank, Mrs. MacGregor’s Tearoom or Lucas Technology & Analytics.

Information is also available by emailing

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