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Supporting businesses to pivot, adapt and thrive in challenging times
As an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs , MNP is proud to support our local businesses by providing the advice and tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.
MNP is proud to launch the Grow The North contest to assist existing businesses grow, pivot, adapt and thrive in challenging times. Supporting us is the Economic Development department at the City of Prince George, a team also committed to helping local businesses succeed.
Propose your idea, for a chance to win professional business consulting to help make your proposal a reality. MNP’s professionals and specialists will help the winners develop their REAL business idea, providing advice to help make it a reality.
Proposals can be for their business to:
Ideas can be anything that will help grow your business, whether revolutionary or evolutionary. All types of proposals are welcome, from performance improvement, managing cyber security, implementing e-commerce solutions – you name it!
There are three Stages to the contest:
Stage 1: Contestants submit a written plan of no more than five pages (plus appendices, if desired) outlining your proposal, identifying the problem, solution and its benefits, estimated budget, and the stumbling blocks they are experiencing in making their idea a reality on their own. Up to six (6) Finalists will be invited to move on to Stage 2.
Stage 2: Finalists will have the opportunity to meet with a MNP practitioner for preliminary advice in preparation for Stage 3 / Live Presentation.
Stage 3: Live Presentation – Finalists present a 15-minute description of their proposal (addressing Stage 1 items) and answer up to 10 minutes of follow-up questions live in front of a panel of judges.
There will be three (3) winners announced.
of professional business consulting from MNP LLP (approx. value $26,250)
of professional business consulting from MNP LLP (approx. value $8,750)
of professional business consulting from MNP LLP (approx. value $3,500)
MNP’s consulting services include performance improvement, governance, human resources, technology and e-commerce implementations, research, data analytics, forecasting, capital planning, risk management, doing business outside Canada, and many other services designed to grow the value of a business.
Approximate value of prizes: Minimum of $38,500 total. Exact value will depend on type of consultation required by each winner.
Chances of winning will depend on the number of applicants. Chances of one (of 6) semi-finalists winning a prize is 3 in 6.
Prizes are awarded on the basis of skill in Contestants’ development and presentation of a sound business proposition, which will aid their business, as determined by a panel of judges independent of MNP.
No purchase is required.
Prize must be used within eight months from date awarded, or alternate arrangements must be made.
If declared a winner, Contestant(s) will devote required time and resources to pursue their plan and schedule their initial session with MNP within one month.
Winners agree to stay in touch with and provide updates to MNP and City of Prince George for at least a year from beginning of prize delivery.
Submit your Company Information form and your maximum five-page (plus appendices if desired) Grow the North Proposal to [email protected] by midnight on February 1, 2021.
Download the Company Information Form
Pre-Selection Committee Reviews all eligible applications and identifies finalists.
Invitation to Pitch
Invitation to Pitch is extended to up to six (6) finalists on February 8, 2021.
Meet with an MNP Advisor
Finalists will have the opportunity to meet with an MNP advisor to help prepare for Live Pitch, by March 4, 2021.
Live Pitch on March 11, 2021.
Final Selection Committee Deliberation.
Winner Announced on March 16, 2021.
When it comes to submitting your application and preparing your business pitch, you want to ensure you do all that you can to capture the selection committee’s attention to set yourself apart from the competition.
You know your business like the back of your hand. When it comes to your business pitch, we suggest you tailor your application and pitch to the audience, situation and their level of understanding. This will be viewed by other business owners.
Take some time to review the questions, prepare your responses and think about which supporting documents may be appropriate to supplement your application.
When it comes to writing your application and preparing your pitch presentation, be concise. Remove any filler and get to the point quickly. If you are invited to present, be prepared to answer questions promptly.
Think outside the box to capture your audience’s attention. Consider using graphs and images to bring concepts to life. This will help strengthen your presentation and make your product more tangible and memorable.
While your product and personality will be your greatest tools in any pitch, a solid presentation or pitch deck will help reinforce your words.
Together with local and regional partners, the Economic Development Division works toward ensuring the continued strength of the local economy by facilitating the retention and expansion of existing businesses, attracting businesses to expand and diversify the economy, advocating for increased workforce capacity, and marketing the city of Prince George to attract and retain businesses and residents.
Contact the Economic Development Division for support related to:
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.
For more details about the MNP Grow The North contest, contact [email protected]
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