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Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition at SUNY Rockland Community College for High School and College Students--Apply by November 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 17, 2007

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition at SUNY Rockland Community College
for High School and College Students

Apply by November 9

 

Suffern, NY - Area high school and college students are invited to present their entrepreneurial ideas to a first of its kind business plan competition to be held at SUNY Rockland Community College in December.

 

The competition is designed to give students the opportunity to experience planning an entrepreneurship in both written and oral presentation formats. The schools will establish teams who will develop a business plan and PowerPoint presentation for a business that the team believes would be successful in Rockland County.

 

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rockland County Chapter, and the Rockland Community College Business Department will co-host a competition for area high school and college students, in two separate categories, on Friday, December 7 on the main campus in Suffern.

 

Each winning team will get the grand prize--$1,000, funded by the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rockland Chapter.

 

Judges will base their decisions upon a prescribed set of criteria as outlined in the New York State Small Business Development Center, “A Practical Guide to Preparing Your Business Plan.” Judges may be members of the college and the business community. The event will end with a special guest speaker, presentation of awards, and lunch.

 

Guidelines:

Eligibility: Area college students and high school students.

A maximum of two teams with three presenters each, one alternate, and one school official for each team.

Teams will follow the New York State Small Business Development Center, “A Practical Guide to Preparing Your Business Plan.”

Documentation: Teams should submit a 50-word abstract of their plan and Team Member Information by Friday, November 9, to:

Dr. Martin Lecker, Professor of Business
Rockland Community College
145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901
Or via email: mlecker@sunyrockland.edu

 

For more information, contact coordinators Dr. Martin Lecker at (845) 574-4583, or Doreen Zarcone, Assistant Director of Communications, at (845) 574- 4323. Details of the competition may be found at: www.sunyrockland.edu/go/businesscompetition

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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