Saturday February 10, 2018

Deadline for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition Extended

$50K on the line for entrepreneur with most marketable concept

    The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition has extended its deadline for entries to March 1, a month past the original deadline.

    The business plan competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a new business concept and existing businesses looking to add a new product or service.

    Examples of eligible businesses include restaurants, stores, tech-based businesses and businesses manufacturing a product as long as the proposed business will be based in Oswego County, according to Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and NGI chairperson.

    There is a fee per entry and there is free business plan assistance from the Small Business Development Center that operates out of the Business Resource Center in Oswego.

    The first-place winner will be announced in September and receive $50,000 toward implementing their business plan. All participants will receive written feedback from the panel of judges on how to improve their business proposal.

    The competition website — — includes an overview of the event, a competition timeline, application guidelines and more.


Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park


Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OCO Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang