Ralph Stonebraker Business Plan Award

You may enter either the Phase 1 or the Phase 2 contest


Ralph Stonebraker Business Plan Award-Phase 1

2015 Application Form

Name:_________________________________________________   Title:____________________________________

Business:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone 1:__________________   Phone 2:__________________ E-mail Address______________________________

□ Start Up Business                                       □ Existing Business/Date Started_________________________________

Business located in [circle]:      Camden       Dallas       Hickory       Laclede       Miller       Morgan       Pulaski County

I have read and understand the application requirements:

________________________________________________                 _________________________________________

                                                  [Signature]                                                                                             [Date]

Information, Eligibility And Rules:

  1. This award was created to recognize outstanding business plans for start-up or newly formed businesses in our area.  The purpose of this award is to raise awareness of the importance of a detailed business plan to the future success of a new business.
  2. The business plan can be for a business just in the start-up phase or one that was started after August 31, 2012.
  3. Business plans must be received no later than August 30, 2015, to be considered for this award.
  4. Business plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges.  All information in the business plan will be kept confidential.
  5. Finalists will be asked to meet with the judges panel to present the plan and answer questions.
  6. First place will receive $1,500 award along with a radio and print ad package [with an estimated value of $1,400]; second place will receive $500 award. 
  7. First and second place winners will be recognized at the Lake of the Ozarks SCORE annual meeting at Noon, Friday, October 16, 2015 at Tan-Tar-A Resort.
  8. If, in the judges’ opinion, the quality of the plans are not of a high enough standard, awards will not be given.
  9. Application form and business plan should be sent to StonebrakerBusinessPlan@yahoo.com [preferred]; or mailed to SCORE at PO Box 1375, Camdenton, MO 65020; or delivered to the SCORE office at 739 W. US Hwy 54 in Camdenton.
  10. To receive a copy of the judges’ scoring criteria, please send a request to the above e-mail address.

 


Ralph Stonebraker Business Plan Award-Phase 2

2015 Application Form

Name:_________________________________________________   Title:____________________________________

Business:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone 1:__________________   Phone 2:__________________ E-mail Address______________________________

□ Start Up Business                                       □ Existing Business/Date Started_________________________________

Business located in [circle]:      Camden       Dallas       Hickory       Laclede       Miller       Morgan       Pulaski County

I have read and understand the application requirements:

________________________________________________                 _________________________________________

                                                  [Signature]                                                                                             [Date]

Information, Eligibility And Rules:

  1. This award was created to recognize outstanding implementation of business plans for start-up or newly formed businesses.  The purpose of this award is to recognize the importance of not only having a business plan but actually implementing it.
  2. The original business plan plus the report demonstrating how the plan has been implemented must be received no later than August 30, 2015, to be considered for this award.
  3. Business plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges.  All information in the business plan will be kept confidential.  Finalists will be asked to meet with the judges panel to present the plan and answer questions.
  4. The winner will receive $1,000 award and will be recognized at the SCORE annual meeting on Friday, October 16, 2015. 
  5. If, in the judges’ opinion, the quality of the implementation of the plans are not of a high enough standard, the award will not be given.
  6. This application form and a report demonstrating how the goals, deadlines, budget projections, cash flows have been met should be sent to StonebrakerBusinessPlan@yahoo.com; or mailed to SCORE at PO Box 1375, Camdenton, MO 65020; or delivered to the SCORE office at 739 W. US Hwy 54 in Camdenton.
  7. Please address the items on page 2.

 

Ralph Stonebraker Business Plan Award-Phase 2-Page 2

 

Name:_________________________________________________   Title:____________________________________

Business:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Please Address the Following:

  1. Do you feel that your business plan helped you with your business development?
  2. Are you using the business plan as an ongoing tool?
  3. Have you revised your plan during the year, and if so how and why?
  4. How has your industry changed over the last year?  Is there new competition, new regulations, etc?  How have you adapted to these changes?
  5. List the goals you had in the plan and demonstrate how well you have met those goals in the time frame you had in the plan.
  6. Plans are never perfect.  How have you adapted to unexpected events?
  7. Do you feel that you have had a successful year?
  8. Submit your monthly budget for last year along with your actuals for each month.
  9. Submit your monthly cash flow budget and along with the actuals for each month.