Have you dreamed of opening your own store?

Downtown Langley Business Association holds $100K contest for B.C. entrepreneurs

Have you always wanted to open up your own store but never thought it was possible? Now is your chance at making a dream come true, says the Downtown Langley Business Association (DLBA).

The DLBA is inviting aspiring entrepreneurs across B.C. to enter for a chance to win over $100,000 in prizes to help launch the retail business of their dreams in Downtown Langley.

The Start It Up Langley contest winner will receive six months’ free rent, interior and exterior contracting, branding and marketing support, legal and accounting fees, business coaching, a grand opening reception and much more.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one B.C. entrepreneur to get their business idea started, and we are so excited to help someone’s dream come to life,” says Teri James, Executive Director of the DLBA.

“Downtown Langley is an ideal place to open a new business. Both the customers and the merchant community are extremely supportive. People come from far and wide to shop here because you can find all kinds of amazing things that you won’t find anywhere else.”

The funding for this prize is coming from the DLBA and more than a dozen sponsors including signage by A Plus Awnings, Keen Construction for the interior construction, business banking by Westminster Savings, 12 months of business coaching support by Rock Solid Business Coaching, six months marketing support from Loomo Marketing, full security system by CPA International Investigations and see more on the website.

It’s a unique contest that is sure to draw dozens of entries, said James.

To enter the contest, participants must submit a short video explaining their business idea and explain how they would contribute to the Downtown Langley business community.

Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2018. Full contest entry details are available at startituplangley.com.

Judges will select five semi-finalists who demonstrate a strong business idea and a commitment to enriching the community of Downtown Langley. The public will then be invited to vote on their favourite entries. The three entries that receive the most votes will be announced in early July with the grand prize winner being announced on July 16.

Just Posted

Sleep out aims to help homeless youth

Joseph Richard Group is fundraising for an annual sleep out to help youth get off the streets

Vaudeville keeps senior actors young, active

The Vaudevillians ready to storm the stage with ‘As Time Goes By’

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Aldergrove grad students prepare ‘spooktacular’ event

‘Haunted House’ event Oct. 27-28 will benefit Aldergrove Secondary ‘dry grad’

UPDATE: Stolen parcel returned to Fernridge woman

Courtney Thomas has had three thefts on her property since moving to Fernridge six months ago

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Canada’s top general takes aim at new reports of military sexual assault

Gen. Jonathan Vance is unhappy some troops continue to ignore his order to cease all sexual misconduct

Online fundraiser to cover funeral costs of motorcyclist killed in collision

Larry Nizio, 37, died after crash with pickup truck Oct. 12 in Abbotsford

Ignoring climate change poses potential catastrophe for B.C.

Fisheries scientist says ‘extraordinary challenges’ in water management lie ahead

Most Read