Saturday February 10, 2018

Deadline for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition Extended

$50K on the line for entrepreneur with most marketable concept

    The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition has extended its deadline for entries to March 1, a month past the original deadline.

    The business plan competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a new business concept and existing businesses looking to add a new product or service.

    Examples of eligible businesses include restaurants, stores, tech-based businesses and businesses manufacturing a product as long as the proposed business will be based in Oswego County, according to Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and NGI chairperson.

    There is a fee per entry and there is free business plan assistance from the Small Business Development Center that operates out of the Business Resource Center in Oswego.

    The first-place winner will be announced in September and receive $50,000 toward implementing their business plan. All participants will receive written feedback from the panel of judges on how to improve their business proposal.

    The competition website — — includes an overview of the event, a competition timeline, application guidelines and more.


Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 154

Issue 154
February/March 2018

Cover Story

  • The New No.1
  • Exelon, owner-operator of three county-based nuclear power facilities, becomes Oswego County’s top private employer


Wayne Westervelt

My Turn

Corporate Ruthlessness and The Four-Way Test

Economic Trends

Creation of Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility Under Study

Last Page

Tom Kells