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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Seaside Small Business Business Plan Competition

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New or existing small businesses that plan to grow in Seaside are invited to compete for  rent or mortgage assistance with prizes of $10,000 first place, $7,500 second place and $5,000 third place.

  • Submit a business plan along with a one page summary of growth opportunity and financial plans
  • Eligible small businesses must have 5 or fewer employees (including the owner)
  • Owner or location must meet CDBG income or area eligibility requirements
  • MUST be physically located within Seaside
  • Businesses must NOT move into Seaside from another location to take advantage of this competition
  • Funds are to be used for rent or mortgage assistance ONLY, not redeemable for cash or used for operating expenses.
  • Entries must be limited to 10MB in PDF format and emailed to  by 5pm Friday, April 26, 2019

Need help preparing a business plan?

The City of Seaside is providing free business planning workshops presented by CalCoastal SBDC at

Seaside Creates, 656 Broadway from 3-5PM on April 23 and 24  Call 831-676-2017 to reserve your space (you do NOT have to attend these workshops to enter the competition)

All information subject to change.  Winning entries MUST meet CDBG income eligibility requirements. 

2019 Seaside Business Plan Competition
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