Q: What happens once I fill out the initial application and pay my $50? Are you able to make an exception if I can't afford the $50 fee?

 A: Once you make the payment via the paypal link, you will receive an automated reply letting you know that our PropelHER admin will be sending you a personal email within 48 hrs. This email will include instructions on how to submit the remaining criteria via your personally assigned Drop Box. You have until Nov 3rd to submit remaining 2 requirements: 10 slide deck & video. If you are unable to pay the $50 fee, your application will not be accepted for judging.



Q: Can I call last year’s winners for help with my application?

A: Previous year’s winners will always be involved with the current year’s competition and therefore cannot provide assistance.  Each applicant has an equal opportunity to attend the webinars and to email specific questions to the contest coordinator. We are providing many options for support along the process and all of your submissions are expected to be original; created and owned by you.



Q: Do I have to attend all 4 of the PropelHER Competition Webinars?

A: Your attendance on the webinars is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. By participating, you demonstrate your commitment to building a successful business and you will gain valuable information to ease the process of creating a viable executive summary, slide deck, and video content. All of these categories will be covered in full during the series. You will receive email reminders each week with all information and access to the webinar series. At the end of each webinar, we are providing 20+ minutes for Q & A with trainers and industry experts. This is a complimentary part of the pitch competition process.



Q: Do I have to be a member of NAWBO to enter the contest?

A: No you do not have to be a member. Members and non-members have an equal shot at winning the contest. However, you are welcome to join NAWBO and attend events prior to entering the contest AND it is our sincere hope that you WILL join NAWBO as educational workshops and supporting women business owners is what we're all about.



Q: Do I have to have a Federal EIN to enter?

A: Yes for the Established category but not for the Emerging.



Q: Can I enter if my business is selling a MLM product?

A: Consultants who are part of a MLM business are not eligible to enter unless they own 51% of the company.



Q: Can I hand deliver my application?

We can only accept applications via the submission section on the website. Please do not drop off or mail applications to the NAWBO Office at the National Entrepreneur Center. These applications will be deemed invalid.



Q: Is there a grace period if I miss the deadline?

A: The deadline is firm. Applications and ALL REQUIRED MATERIAL received after the deadline will be ineligible for judging and no application fees will be refunded.



Q: When there is a character count requirement on the application, does that mean with spaces?

A: Yes, the character count includes spaces. Please take into account for that.


Q: If I am selected as a finalist and/or a winner, when will I receive my cash prize?

A: All six finalist will receive their checks in the respected amounts on the day of the competition luncheon.



Q: How can I be sure that my completed application has been received by NAWBO?

A: Following your payment and application completion, the Admin will email you a notification of receipt at the email address listed on your application. If you have not heard from NAWBO within one week after your submission, please email an inquiry to propelher@nawboorlando.org



Q: Can I call someone at NAWBO if I have any other questions?

A: No, as we want to make this a fair competition for everyone. The 4 webinars will provide LIVE feedback and the opportunity for you to ask all questions. Make sure to attend those every Thursday night during the month of October and have your questions ready. You may also submit your question via the form below and you will receive a response within 72 business hours.


Submit a Question for the 2017 Business Plan Competition

Once you submit your question, please allow 72 hours for a response. Please no phone calls or emails.

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