Enterprise Elgin

Business Plan Competition Accepting Submissions

In an effort to grow small businesses in Elgin County, the Elgin Business Resource Centre, in partnership with the County of Elgin Economic Development Department, is holding the 3rd Enterprise Elgin Business Development Plan Competition. This contest will open August 1, 2017, with plans accepted until September 29, 2017.  The competition is geared towards entrepreneurs that wish to open a new business venture, purchase an existing business, expand an existing business or relocate an existing business within the County of Elgin. The grand prize is over $10,000 in cash and in-kind support for your business. Please see the application form for more details. 


To enter, applicants must fill out the attached application form, an Executive Summary, and a complete Business Development Plan.




Deadline to submit the application form, Executive Summary and Business Development Plan - Friday, September 29, 2017 by 4:00 pm

Announcement of the Top 5 Contestants - Friday, October 6, 2017

Presentations with Judges and Announcement of Enterprise Elgin Business Development Plan Competition Winner at Port Stanley Festival TheatreTuesday, October 17, 2017


Submissions are to be dropped off or mailed to the Elgin Business Resource Centre between 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday in accordance to the deadlines listed above.

Elgin Business Resource Centre Offices:

199 Currie Rd.
Dutton, ON N0L 1J0 519-633-7597 Ext. 471

300 S. Edgeware Rd. St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1 519-633-7597 Ext. 324

516 N. John St.
Aylmer, ON N5H 2B8 519-633-7597 Ext. 462