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    Growth Strategy Pitch Contest

    Urban League of Greater Cleveland Celebrates 
    10 Years of Advancing Entrepreneurship in Cleveland 
    Date: October 1, 2014
    Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM
    Location: The Club at Key Center
     Marriott Downtown Cleveland
    In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Entrepreneurship Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland you've been invited to participate in a Growth Strategy Plan Pitch Contest to win CASH money for your business. The top five winners will each receive cash and prices valued from $5,000 to $10,000.
    What is a Growth Strategy Plan?
    At the Entrepreneurship Center, we believe that a business must grow in order to stay in business. A Growth Strategy is a plan on how to grow your business faster than your normal growth rate. In most cases, to speed up the growth of your business, you will need to do some things different and may require additional resources.
    Who is eligible to participate? 
    Any small business that is located in the Greater Cleveland area
    Business must be registered in the State of Ohio
    Business must be in existence for at least two years
    Business must have generated sales in 2012 or 2013 and filed Federal tax returns in either 2012 or 2013.
    Why participate?
    Win Cash to invest in the growth of your business ( $1,000  up to $5,000)
    Win a one year membership to UBIZ Connect ($1800 cash value), our business accelerator program sponsored by Chase Foundation.
    Win 1 year strategic business coaching support for implementation of your growth plan ($5000 cash value)
    A chance to present your growth plan in front of a panel of esteemed local area business leaders and bankers
    Important Dates to save: 
    September 3 by 4:30pm: Deadline to submit your Entry Form 
    September 16 : Semi-finalists will pitch to win a place in the contest finals
    October 1: The final pitch to win
    How to enter? It's very easy. Simply click here to complete the entry form
    Entry forms must be received by the Urban League no later than 4:30PM
    Questions: (216)622-0999 x 215 or email: