Fostering Small Business Success Through Competition

Prize Package

Established Business Category
Grand Prize winner will receive (subject to terms and conditions):

  • $5,000 cash to be used solely for the business entering the Contest
  • Consultation with an attorney from Arnall Golden Gregory ($3,000 value)
  • A startup consultation package from Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, which may include creation of a pitch deck, marketing plan, and/or business executive summary (up to $1500 value)
  • One year Platinum Level Membership to Cornerstone Coworking ($2,748 value)
  • One-year Gwinnett Chamber membership (Cash value dependent on business size; $500 minimum)
  • Brand Identity Design, including logo and printed material design, from Von.Lea Creative Group, Inc. ($2,000 value)
  • Two passes to attend the Gwinnett Chamber’s Small Business Summit ($120 value)
  • Two passes to attend the Gwinnett Chamber’s “Eat & Educate” Workshops ($40 value)
  • Scholarship to the Small Business Development Center Grow Smart program ($985 value)
  • 12 month Basic toolkit subscription to Constant Contact for email marketing, contact management and social sharing. ($240 value)
  • Research assistance from Chamber’s Economic Development department
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities that include: >> Permanent recognition on the Amazing Entrepreneur Contest website >> Featured in Chamber’s The Week Ahead email to members >> 14-day logo recognition on billboard bordering Interstate 85 >> Recognition in press release, distributed to more than 40 regional and national media outlets, and Chamber social media >> Tweets promoting your business to more than 2,000 followers of Gwinnett Economic Development >> The opportunity to appear on Gwinnett Business Radio>> Introduction of you and your business at The Pinnacle Awards, a small business success event; The New Company Reception, an invitation-only event for businesses new to Gwinnett; The Partnership Gwinnett Summit event, an annual presentation to Gwinnett County supporters of the PG Strategic Initiative for Community and Economic Development

Up to four Finalists will receive (subject to terms and conditions):

>> Permanent recognition on the Amazing Entrepreneur Contest website
>> Recognition in press release, distributed to more than 40 regional and national media outlets
>> Tweets promoting your business to more than 2,000 followers of Gwinnett Economic Development
>> Introduction of you and your business at:
The Pinnacle Awards, a small business success event
The New Company Reception, an invitation-only event for businesses new to Gwinnett

Pre-Venture Category

Up to four runners-up will receive:

One winner will receive:

  • A startup consultation package from Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, which may include creation of a pitch deck, marketing plan, and/or business executive summary (up to $1500 value)
  • Brand Identity Design, including logo and printed material design, from Von.Lea Creative Group, Inc. ($1,300 value)
  • One year Platinum Level Membership to Cornerstone Coworking ($2,748 value)
  • Scholarship to the Small Business Development Center Start Smart program ($495 value)
  • Accounting services from John Dillard, CPA ($300 value)
  • Invitation for two to the Pinnacle Awards announcing the winner ($100 value)
  • One pass to attend the Gwinnett Chamber’s Small Business Summit ($59 value)
  • Two passes to attend the Gwinnett Chamber’s “Eat & Educate” Workshops ($40 value)
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities that include:
    >> Recognition in press release, distributed to more than 40 regional and national media outlets
    >> Tweets promoting your business to more than 2,000 followers of Gwinnett Economic Development
    >> Introduction of you and your business at the Pinnacle Awards, a small business success event

All Finalists in Both Categories Will Receive

  • A three-hour hands-on workshop with “Pitch Master Chan” at PowerSlide on how to prepare your content and oral presentation delivery for the Selection Committee ($3000 value)

 

Special Pre-Venture Category Prize

Most Likely To Succeed – as voted upon by attendees at the Contestant Reception in August (By Invitation Only)

 

Please check back periodically for updated listing of prizes. New prizes may be added prior to entry deadline.