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I.D.E.A.WF Winner Says Experience is Worth Entering For

Every year I.D.E.A WF hosts a contest for local entrepreneurs who are looking to take their business idea to the next level.
Every year I.D.E.A WF hosts a contest for local entrepreneurs who are looking to take their business idea to the next level.

It's been one year since the last contest and last years winner Tony Corsaut's business officially got up and running last month and he says the experience he got through I.D.E.A. WF was just as valuable if not more valuable than the cash prize he won.

“So if you're new to business or if your just starting out and you've never really had any business experience the I.D.E.A .program actually teaches you how to go through those steps,” says Corsaut.

Tony Corsaut's idea is now a reality and as much as the cash prize he got from the I.D.E.A. WF contest has helped, he says it's the in-kind services that made his business model professional enough to thrive.

“You actually get to go in and sit down with people and set your business up in a professional manner, those things when you're starting a business you kind of side step and say I’ll kinda do that on my own because I can't really afford it, I.D.E.A.WF gave me the ability to afford that kind of thing.,” says Corsaut.

Those things included a logo and website to help market his custom hitch taillights.

Corsaut says getting experience in those areas makes entering the contest worth it.

“Win or lose the process is gonna teach you how to set up your business, it's gonna make you go through the process of thinking through your business, not only hey I got a great product or I want to do this service or anything but how are you gonna implement that service,” says Corsaut.

He says he encourages anyone interested to take the risk because the reward can pay off.

“They actually helped me to implement my imagination, they made it to where i can take my company, I could take my product and I could present it the way I wanted to,” says Corsaut.

If you are interesting in entering the I.D.E.A.WF contest, executive summaries are due Wednesday December 4th.

To enter or for more information visit their website.

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