Shift Workspaces Business Plan Contest

What is a Business Plan?

Before we delve into the exciting world of the Shift Workspaces Business Plan Contest, let’s first understand what a business plan is. A business plan is essentially a comprehensive document that outlines a company’s goals and the strategy for achieving them. It serves as a roadmap, guiding entrepreneurs and business owners through the various stages of their venture, from inception to growth and beyond. A well-crafted business plan is an essential tool for attracting investors, securing financing, and ensuring the long-term success of a business.

Business Plan Contest Overview

Shift Workspaces is thrilled to announce its Business Plan Contest, a unique opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners to showcase their innovative ideas and strategic thinking. This contest is not just about celebrating entrepreneurship; it’s about providing tangible support and resources to help turn your business dreams into reality.

Why Shift is Hosting this Contest?

At Shift Workspaces, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship and small businesses to drive innovation and shape the future. We understand that the initial stages of starting a business can be challenging, and access to resources and mentorship can make all the difference. By hosting this contest, we aim to nurture and empower the next generation of business leaders while fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.

Rules and Eligibility to Enter Shift Workspaces Business Plan Contest


Rest assured, all business plans submitted to the Shift Workspaces Business Plan Contest will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your innovative ideas are safe with us.


This contest is open to new small businesses that have been established for less than one year. To be eligible, businesses must have four or fewer employees or team members. We’re looking for startups and emerging businesses with the potential to make a significant impact.

Winner’s Obligations

The winner(s) of the contest will have the unique opportunity to document their growth, challenges, and triumphs. As part of this commitment, they will allocate one hour every month to participate in a progress status update meeting with Shift Workspaces.

Publicity Agreement

By entering the contest, the winner(s) agree to allow Shift Workspaces to discuss their progress on social media and other platforms. We’re excited to share your journey and inspire others with your success story.

Business Plan Submission Requirements

To enter the contest, your business plan should be concise and impactful, consisting of five pages or less. The plan must include the following components:

  • Financial Forecasts: Provide a clear financial outlook, including revenue projections and funding needs.
  • Short and Long-Term Objectives: Outline your business goals, both immediate and long-range.
  • Growth/Marketing Approach: Describe your strategy for attracting and retaining customers.
  • One-Year Set of Goals: Specify your detailed goals for the upcoming year.
  • Key Success Metrics: Discuss or list the five key success metrics that your company will monitor during the year.
  • SWOT Analysis: Analyze your business’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit your business plan is November 1, 2023. Make sure to mark this date on your calendar and finalize your plan accordingly.

Notification of Winners

We will notify the winner(s) of the contest by December 1, 2023. Stay tuned for this exciting announcement!


The grand prize for the Shift Workspaces Business Plan Contest is co-working access to one of our premier locations for the entire calendar year of 2024. This prize offers you a dedicated space to work, collaborate, and bring your business vision to life in a professional and inspiring environment.

Ready to take the plunge and turn your business dreams into reality? To enter the contest, please fill in your details and upload your business plan here. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable resources, mentorship, and co-working access to fuel your entrepreneurial journey!

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