Business Contact (first,last name)
Title (owner, manager, etc.)
Business Address (must be within the designated Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District)
Type of business (retail, service, restaurant, etc.)
Number of years in business
Please explain/describe your business. What products or services do you offer? Why are you in business?
Describe your trade area. Where do your customers come from?
Will you, the owner, manage the business?
If no, what will your role be?
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
How would you use the $8,000 Open 4 Business sub-state funds if awarded? How will the funds help you achieve your goals?
How would you use the $20,000 Open 4 Business state funds if awarded? How will the funds help you achieve your goals?
What is your personal cash match in the business? What is your "skin in the game"? (Please complete budget form in download materials)
If you do not win this competition, how will you proceed?
How does/will your business benefit the local Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District?
How are you and/or your business involved in the community?
Current number of employees
Will this project add additional employees?
If yes, what type of benefits?
What is your competitive advantage? What sets your business apart from others in your market/trade area?
Does your business have a marketing/promotional plan? Please explain sources that you used, frequency, and expected results.
What are some potential new markets/promotions you have identified?
What is your annual budget for marketing/promotion?
Do you use social media? Please explain.
Thank you for your participation in the 2017 Open 4 Business competition. Selected applicants will be notified via email, once the application period has closed, regarding pitch times on April 20th. Please note pitches will be limited to six applicants.
Participation in a business pitch workshop hosted by the Small Business Development Center is highly encouraged. Pitch workshops will be held Friday April 7th, 12pm or Tuesday April 11th, 5:30pm at the Geonetric Building (415 12th Ave SE) Please RSVP with Scott Swenson: Scott.Swenson@kirkwood.edu
-Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District