Aleutian Marketplace

Important Competition information and dates:

2017 Business Plan Competition Rules and Guidelines

2017 Written Business Plan Scoring Criteria

  • Jan. 1 – 31: Free review and pre-scoring of your business plan draft by the Alaska Small Business Development Center.
  • Friday, March 3, 12:00 p.m.: Business plan submission deadline to
  • March 3 – April 4: Independent judging panel reviews and evaluates business plans.
  • Wednesday, April 5: All participants are notified and travel is arranged for the top three finalists.
  • Tuesday, April 25: Top three finalists present to the judges and one winner is selected. Presentations will be scored, the combined score of the written plan (worth 80%) and the presentation (worth 20%) determines the winner.
  • Wednesday, April 26: Winner presents at the APICDA Community Conference and receives seed money prize of $20,000 from the Aleut Corporation and APICDA.

Helpful Links:

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Free Virtual Business Plan Writing Class  

Alaska Small Business Development Center’s webpage