The way Tonya Snider sees it, there are no bad outcomes for participants in the Macon County Business Plan competition.
The winning business plan will yield $5,000, but even aspiring entrepreneurs who walk away realizing they need to start over will have saved themselves a countless amount of money and aggravation.
The grand prize will be announced on April 24.
“Some of our students will go out and have a lot of success with the business they’ve been planning through our series of seminars, but others won’t start the business they had been planning,” said Snider, who oversees the learning sessions at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. “Either way, they’re coming out better than if they’d not come here and figured out whether their business plan was feasible.”