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 155

Issue 155
April/May 2018

Cover Story


Shane Broadwell

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

The Digital Hyve

My Turn

Thanks to Trump, Investigative Journalism Is Alive and Well

Economic Trends

Business Competition Has Record Number of Applicants

Last Page

Sarfraz Mian