Rockland Trust has launched its annual Small Business, Big Dreams contest.
This competition offers small business owners the chance to grow their enterprise. Participants will be narrowed down to three finalists that will be paired with a Rockland Trust Business Banking Officer (BBO) who will provide one-on-one consultations to coach the participants through the competition and help them build a comprehensive business plan to present to a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will receive $20,000 and both runners-up will receive $2,500.
“Every successful business is fueled by a dream,” said Mary Chetwynd, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Banking at Rockland Trust. “This contest gives our business bankers the opportunity to help make that dream a reality for three local entrepreneurs. Every year, we’re inspired by the passion and determination of the small business owners within our community. We look forward to hearing the stories behind each of our finalists this year and providing the advice and resources they need to bring their businesses to the next level.”
From March 1 through 31, businesses throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have been running their business for at least two years and have an annual revenue of less than $3 million are invited to enter the contest. To be eligible, contestants must complete an online questionnaire describing their business goals and how they would use the $20,000 grand prize to finance their dreams. Entrants do not need to be customers of Rockland Trust.
For more information on the contest or eligibility, visit RocklandTrust.com/smallbusiness