Q: I want to compete but can’t attend all the sessions. Can I send my business partner in my place for any of them?
A: Attendance at all classes is strongly encouraged, as each class will cover a major component of your final business plan. Participants are allowed a total of two absences before defaulting the competition. If a business owner must be absent from class, they will need to alert their class administrator beforehand, and can arrange for a business partner to attend on their behalf.
Q: If my business is not currently operating in Fort Worth, can I still participate?
A: No. However, if you are/have been a current client of any of the partners located on the James Guinn Campus within the past two years and are not currently located in Fort Worth, you are still eligible to participate.
Q: What documentation is required to support my eligibility?
A: If you are chosen as one of the 20 participants to proceed through the competition, you will need to bring a copy confirming your legal entity (Assumed name, corporation documents, etc.)
Note: You need to have filed this form a minimum of six months prior to the competition. You will also need to bring either a copy of last year’s tax return (first page only) or a bank statement (blot out account number) to confirm that you are “currently” doing business.
Q: What COVID-19 precautions will be in place?
A: All events and classes associated with the Fort Worth Business Plan Competition will have COVID-19 guidelines in place. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged, and participants are expected to adhere to these guidelines as part of the competition. Participants who are exhibiting any Coronavirus, common cold, or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, etc.) agree to stay home and alert one of the competition administrators.