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College of Business to host Fall 2010
Business Plan Competition

September 20, 2010 -- Competition for the Fall 2010 Business Plan Competition, hosted by Arkansas State University’s College of Business, is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate. Entrants do not have to be a business major to enter.

The entry form, rules of the competition, a “How-to-Guide for Writing The ASU Business Plan,” a mock business plan and the set of written instructions are located at the College of Business website, The first-place winner will receive $600, $300 will be awarded to second-place, and third-place will receive $150.

The first competition deadline is Friday, Oct. 22, by 5 p.m. when five copies of the five-page business plan, along with a completed entry form, are due to the College of Business Management and Marketing Department, Room 403.

The next timeline is Oct. 25-Nov. 3 when judging of all written plans will take place. Undergraduate and graduate finalists will be notified at 4 p.m. by e-mail on Nov. 4. On Friday, Nov. 12, revised business plans up to 10 pages must be submitted by the finalists through e-mail by 5 p.m.

Finalists will make oral presentations of their plans from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 16, and winners will be announced and awards presented at 1 p.m. that same day.

For more information, contact Dr. Erick Chang, assistant professor of Management, at (870) 972-3430 or through e-mail at

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