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Jan 16 2014

Harrow Council Announces The Business Den

harrow_council_logo2For the first time, Harrow Council is holding a competition to help businesses, new and old, develop their ideas. Entrepreneurs and current business professionals will have the chance to pitch their new business ideas to a panel of top Harrow business professionals for their chance to win business support package prizes. During the pitch, the judging panel will also provide their feedback on how to grow or develop the candidate’s idea.

How can I find out more?
To find out about categories for entry, prizes and the various stages of the competition, please go to the further info section.

How can I enter?
To find out about how to enter the competition, please go to the apply section.

Categories for entry

  1. New and emerging enterprises – If you have a great business idea, but need some support in getting it off the ground, or your business has been underway for less than a year and needs some help. (For businesses operating under 1 year, or residents with a new business idea).
  2. Review Time – If your business activities have not yet progressed as you anticipated and you now wish to review your activities/plan/structure and need advice. (For businesses who have been operating over 1 year).
  3. New Developments – If your business activities have not yet progressed as you anticipated and you now wish to review your activities/plan/structure and need advice. (For businesses who have been operating over 1 year).

For further information, please download our Competition Guidelines.

Prizes will include:

  • a free mentoring package
  • free business training courses
  • marketing of your business through the Council’s social media channels and press coverage of the event

Stages of the Competition

  1. Applications Open: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
  2. Written application form submitted: By 5pm on Friday, 14 February 2014
  3. Shortlisting for categories: Monday, 17 February – Friday, 26 February 2014
  4. Notification of shortlisting results: Thursday, 27 February 2014
  5. Pitch presentation submitted (including any PowerPoint and/or products for live presentation on 19th March): Thursday, 13 March 2014
  6. Live pitch presentations: 6pm-7pm, Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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