WILBUR-CRESTON HS STUDENTS SHINE IN BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
Forty-one seniors and freshmen developed fifteen local business ideas during the 2018 Business Plan Challenge at Wilbur-Creston High School. The event coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and celebrates entrepreneurship and the idea of starting your own business. Students start by thinking about their community’s strengths and opportunities; determine a business they will develop; and then they present their business plans to their classmates and to EDC staff.
The project encourages students to think through the process of starting a new business and about the impact on their community when they start a business locally. The businesses chosen either filled a void or took advantage of a strength in the community and ranged from electrical contracting and guided fishing trips to an 80’s-themed arcade and a health food store.
A partnership between the Economic Development Council and Wilbur-Creston business instructor Stacey Nash, the annual Business Plan Challenge is in its fifth year.