Jump-Start 2013 is jump-starting now

Luke Hoppe |

Just Local Foodies. Just LOcal Food in downtown Eau Calire is a past winner of the Jump-Start buisness contetst.
Just Local Foodies. Just Local Food in downtown Eau Claire is a past winner
of the Jump-Start business contest.

For over a decade Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. has been hosting the Jump-Start competition aimed at boosting business in the downtown area. Each year young entrepreneurs try their hand at constructing a solid business plan in hopes that they will win the grand prize: $5,000 in start-up funds and a “media package” from DECI. There are a few qualifications that need to be met which are having your business plan be less than thirty pages, as well as having the proper forms filed out, being at least 18 years of age and a résumé of the business owner. Some of the past winners include The Smiling Moose Deli, Café 420 and Just Local Food. The competition can be pretty tight as not only new business are invited, but existing ones as well (start-up funds can be used as relocation funds as well) so if you’re going for it, make sure to get your application and business plan in as soon as you can! More info about the competition can be found online. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2013.