Many women business owners develop and manufacture amazing products, but lack the resources to land shelf space with the nation’s top retailers. For most, the data needed to understand sales trends is too costly and getting the attention of a buyer is difficult, at best.
Well, enter the Women’s Business Development Center and the 2010 Consumer Product Goods Competition. Launched by The Nielsen Company, the WBDC and Walgreens this competition is an awesome opportunity, and we’ll admit it – we’re shamelessly plugging it.
If you are a small business owner who would like to present your product to a major retailer but haven’t had the opportunity, this is your chance. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash grant, $5,000 in comprehensive market data services from Nielsen and the opportunity to be mentored by Walgreens.
Applications are being accepted until November 17th and the winner will be announced December 15th.
The competition is only open and offered to companies meeting all of the following criteria: 1.) for-profit business with operations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin 2.) at least 2 years in business and 3.) a minimum of $500,000 in revenue. The entrant must be an employee, volunteer or member of the Board of Directors of the company and have the authority to enter with its permission and on its behalf. Employees of The Nielsen Company, The Women’s Business Development Center, Walgreens and, any sponsors, their related companies, contractors, consultants, representatives, agents and immediate family and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter directly.
For more information on the competition please visit the competition website.