If you ever wanted to start a small business now is your chance!

Registration for the 2018 San Angelo business plan competition is open now.

The competition is for entrepreneurs who want to launch or expand a local start-up business.

the first-place prize is $50,000, and second place wins $20,000.

The San Angelo development corporation loves these competitions because they believe local businesses are the backbone of the community.

Director Roland Pena says, “they are the number one job creator and i think it is important to have an environment that helps foster economic growth through business development, entrepreneurship.”

The competition is open to existing businesses as well.

The first deadline is Feb. 5th.

For a full list of the guidelines, visit the competition website.