Been meaning to post this. It's a contest for kids. It's seeking the best business plan. Here's the skinny:
Ephren Taylor II, entrepreneur, speaker and CEO of City Capital Corporation (OTC:CTCC), launched the "2008 National Youth Business Plan" competition. Youth ages 12-15 are eligible to submit an idea for a new business venture. All submissions should include a 10-page business plan, cover page, and letter of reference. Rules, guidelines and additional competition details are available at www.ephren.com. The contest ends March 21. There is no fee to enter.
Eligible entries for the business plan competition will be reviewed and judged by a panel of business owners and entrepreneurs. The first place winner will receive $1,000, and the winning business plan will be reviewed and critiqued by Taylor, who also will mentor the individual contest winner about becoming an entrepreneur. The second place winner will receive $500, and third place will receive $250. All three winners will receive an autographed copy of Taylor's recently released book, "Creating Success from the Inside Out," which is available online at www.CreatetheSuccess.com. Completed entries (Business Plan, Cover Page and Reference Letter) should be mailed to: "Ephren Taylor II – 2008 Competition" / P.O. Box 18651 / Raleigh, NC 27619.
"Entrepreneurship can begin at any age," Taylor said. "I committed to my dream at the age of nine, and was a millionaire by the age of 16. I believe in supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, and helping them develop their dreams and visions of today into tomorrow's reality." Always a firm believer in mentoring youth and making a difference in underserved communities, Taylor was recently announced as the national spokesman for the Millionaires in Training (www.millionairetraining.org) youth entrepreneurial program headquartered in Raleigh, NC. He was a featured guest on the Montel Williams Show on Wednesday, Dec. 19, where—along with the announcement—he pledged $25,000 to the program.