FAQ's About the Business Plan Competition


Q: I want to compete but can’t attend all the sessions. Can I send my partner in my place for any of them?

A: Yes. You or a partner can attend the mandatory sessions.

Q: I don’t have a business credit/debit card. Can I pay with a personal card?

A: Yes. You choose the method of payment during the online process.

Q: I prefer to pay with a check or cash. Is that possible and how? 

A: Yes, you can bring cash, a check, debit or credit card to the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center at 1150 South Freeway Fort Worth, Texas 76104 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 817.871.6025.


Q: I’ve been at the Business Assistance Center (BAC) but it was over nine years ago. Am I still considered a client and eligible to compete?

A: You don’t have to be a previous BAC client to compete unless your business is not operating in Tarrant County.

Q: What documentation is required to support my eligibility?

A: If you are chosen as one of the 25 participants to proceed through the competition, you will need to bring a copy confirming your legal entity (Assumed Name, Corp docs, etc. You need to have filed this form a minimum of six months prior to the competition.) and either a copy of last year’s tax return (first page only) or a bank statement (blot out account number) to confirm that you are “currently” doing business.