Judging Criteria 

 

Concept Paper -

 

What is a Concept Paper and Tips on Writing One (click here) 

Relevance/ Importance to Natural Outdoor Recreation Economic Development (10 points)


 Viability of the Business Idea (50 points)
        - Need in the region for the product/service
        - Thoughtfulness applicant’s of the method to resolve the need
        - Is the product/service or method unique
        - Is the timeline reasonable?
        - How and when will the business idea be assessed and tweaked if necessary
        - Preliminary budget – associated costs and use of funding if awarded through the contest


Economic Impact on the region (20 points)

Presentation Quality (10 points)

Business Plan

Writing a Business Plan (click here)

Relevance/ Importance to Trail Economic Development (10 points)

 

Viability of the Business Idea (50 points)

           -  Market strategy

          -  Profit / Loss projections

          -  Available resources of the applicant

          -  Relevant experience of the applicant to accomplish the Plan

 

Economic Impact on the region (20 points)

 

Presentation Quality (10 points)

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Reach out to one of these consultants: 

 

Amy Keth
Business Consultant
Small Business Development Center

814.393.2060
877.292.1843
amketh@clarion.edu
Small Business Development Center
Clarion University Barnes Center
Suite 100, 330 North Point Drive
Clarion, PA 16214

 


Frank J. Hajduk
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Venango County Branch Manager

814.677.3152
Ven193@yahoo.com
217 Elm Street
Oil City, PA 16301
www.scoreerie.org

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