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Cheryl Zimny

The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship has launched its 2015 competition. The competition is open to anyone living in and wanting to start a business in Missouri.  The business can be aspiring, new, or be in existence less than three years.

“There are many ideas that can grow into a business.  We want to help people change those ideas into a viable business,” said Cheryl Zimny.  “Entrants receive tips and suggestions on how to make their business stronger, gain exposure to the public and have an opportunity to compete for funds to invest in their business.”

The competition has two categories and two levels.  There is a Youth category for those 19 and younger. The other is the Open category for those 20 and older.  The preliminary round ends on May 31, so participants need to submit their questionnaires as soon as possible. The entry level information can be found at

For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Zimny, Community Development Manager, Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, 1415 S. Odell, Marshall, MO 65340 by mail or by phone at 660.886.7476 ext 816.