The WSJ covers business plan contests — though their writer, Kelly Spors, didn’t call me. They highlight the growth of plan competitions outside of the university environment.
“Many of the newest contests aren’t hosted by colleges, but rather by product makers and Web sites courting small-business owners and by investment firms or nonprofits trying to spur economic activity in a particular region or industry. Even the college contests, where student teams at various schools compete against each other, have become something of a sport.”
Independent street blogger, Wendy Bounds, asks if business plans are worth the effort.