If you thought last year was exciting downtown, wait until you see what 2019 has to offer.
The Cornwall Downtown Business Improvement Area has launched the 2019 edition of WIN THIS SPACE, a wildly-popular campaign to help entrepreneurs secure a home in the heart of our city with the promise of $1,000 a month for a whole year to cover rent/lease payments.
Applications are now being sought for the contest, which last year saw Fairy Sweet win and set up its new downtown location at 11 Second Street West. The concept is simple: entrepreneurs choose a location within the DBIA and present a business plan to a panel of local judges who will award a winner with $1,000 a month for an entire year to help cover lease/rent payments.
Entries will be accepted until April 26, so ensure you fill out an application form and get it back to us quickly. Up to 25 candidates will be selected and provided with free training provided by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. Five finalists will compete this summer for the grand prize.
“Passion drives business,” said DBIA chair Martha Woods. “You would be hard-pressed to find more passion for business than what we have in our downtown. Contests like WIN THIS SPACE help other entrepreneurs to tap into that passion and spur the success of their own enterprise.”
Sue-Anne Heitmann of Fairy Sweet said the help provided by WIN THIS SPACE and the DBIA were integral to ensuring the success of Fairy Sweet.
“We’re so thankful for the help we have received from the DBIA,” she added. “I would encourage anyone who is thinking of opening a business to take advantage of the resources this kid of program can provide.”
All of the details concerning WIN THIS SPACE, including the official rules, important dates and an application form can be found by clicking this link.
Don’t wait, apply now for a chance to realize your business goals, and be part of a growing and prosperous downtown.