The 3rd annual Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) Business plan competitions Business plan submissions were reviewed by members of the Judging Committee and narrowed down to four finalists.On October 25, the finalists made their presentations to the Judging Committee, and the two winners were selected. The grand prize was awarded to Precious Williams of Curvy Girlz Lingerie and the second prize was awarded to Christina Brown of Jade’s Haven.
Curvy Girlz Lingerie creates and designs trendy lingerie for full-figured women. With a lack of options for curvy women, Precious Williams will bring up-to-date fashion with the needed support to plus-sized women. Ms. Williams looks to open up a brick and mortar store in Harlem and sell her goods online.
The second place winner is Christina Brown of Jade’s Haven, a lifestyle concept store boutique. Her store will offer trendy apparel, showcase emerging artists and have an exclusive members-only lounge. Ms. Brown plans to offer an intimate shopping experience with excellent customer service.
Regina L. Smith, HBA’s Executive Director said, “This year’s applications were varied and improved. The judges faced a tough decision in choosing the two winners, Precious Williams and Christina Brown. HBA is poised to support the winners and entrants to reach their goals.”
The competition’s participants needed to meet the following requirements; be at least 18 years old and a legal resident or U.S. citizen; live in Harlem and have an interest in establishing a for-profit start up business in Harlem; or be an owner of an operating for-profit business located in Harlem with maximum annual gross revenues of $500,000.
This competition provides the grand prize winner with $5,000. The second place winner will receive personal consultation sessions with celebrated strategist to the Stars, Karen Taylor Bass, The PR Expert.
If you are interested in receiving one-on-one assistance with your business plan, please call HBA’s office at 212.665.7010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.