Local business entered in Dream Big Grow Here contest

The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their current business. The contest allows entrepreneurs the chance to submit their dreams to start or expand a business, then encourage friends, family, and customers to vote for them online.

Osceola County business Grace Boutique has entered the Northwest Iowa Regional contest, and voting on the submitted ideas will take place October 9th- 18th.

The public can vote once a day on the Dream Big Grow Here website here.  Select the  2019 Northwest Iowa Regional contest under the drop down menu.

The top three vote getters will advance to a regional pitch-off competition, along with two additional entrants chosen by a selection committee. Each finalist will have access to the University of Northern Iowa’s Business Concierge Services, as well as receive personalized coaching from the Small Business Development Center and UNI’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation.

The finalists will present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win thousands in cash prizes. The regional contest will be held the evening of Thursday, November 14th. That evening, the finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas with first place receiving $4,000, second place receiving $2,000 and third place receiving $1,000 to grow their business.

The Northwest Iowa regional contest is sponsored and organized by the economic development organizations in the following counties: Cherokee, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury.