Business Monday

Crunch time: Last-minute guide to entering the Business Plan Challenge

Procrastinators, take note: The deadline to enter the Community Track or FIU Track of the Business Plan Challenge is Monday night; high school students have one more week. Don’t worry, you are in good company; most of our entries come in on the last day. Here is your quick guide to entering your business or concept:

Who can enter: Entrepreneurs with businesses less than 2 years old or with business ideas. There is a community track, FIU track and high school track.

What to enter: Up to a three-page business plan (one additional page for charts or photos allowed).

Entry deadline: 11:59 p.m. March 28 for the Community and FIU Tracks; The High School Track deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 4.

Email entries to: (for the community track), or to You should get a confirmation your entry was received. If you do not get a confirmation, please email so that we can ensure your entry makes it to us.

Contest rules, other info:


Nancy Dahlberg; @ndahlberg