SBDC Hosts Contest

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ASU's Small Business Development Center Hosts 
"Pitch it at the Nest" Virtual Business Pitch Competition
By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
To celebrate National Small Business Week, Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a contest meant to assist both women and minority owned start-up businesses that have a great idea and are in need of some additional capital to help lift it up to the next stage of success. The contest is called "Pitch It at the Nest" Virtual Business Pitch Competition (Pitch It) and it offers a $1,500 first-prize award and other prizes to reward three smart and innovative business entrepreneurs. 
"The Pitch It competition will be held virtually on Friday (Sept. 17) from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. with selected participants stating their best business-pitch in front of a live virtual audience stating their best to convince the judges that their business should be the one selected to win one of three cash awards," said Andrea Rogers Mosley, director of ASU's SBDC. She explained that the prizes range from $1,500 for first-place; $750 for second-place and $500 for third. The winners will be announced on Sept. 18.
Mosley stated that the qualifications * for the competition includes that the business must be located in one of the following six Alabama counties: Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Lowndes, Bullock, or Macon; that it must be either a minority-owned or a woman-owned business and must be already be started in business, but under 18-months of having started-up; as well as having less than $50,000 in annual revenue. *Note: Contact the ASU SBDC for a complete list of all qualifications and requirements.
Alabama State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni business entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate if they meet the entry requirements. 
Complete the application at the following link: and submit a business plan executive summary to 
For more information on the contest: contact the SBDC at 334-229-4138 or email:
To sign up online for a no cost, one-on-one, service that offers advice on how to best operate a small business successfully  click here...
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.