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He wants to expand the business into a brew pub, event center and full restaurant. Good thing for Brainerd lakes area entrepreneurs the National Weather Service already debunked the myth by noting lightning often strikes the same place—repeatedly.
When the idea arose to tap into the energy created with the first Destination Downtown Business Challenge with a sequel, there were skeptics. Would there be enough entrepreneurs out there to do it justice?
After all, 49 applications came in for the first contest in —well beyond the 25 organizers initially hoped for—and the three finalists are all moving forward with their business plans in Brainerd. Not only did the second iteration of the business challenge spark the interest of entrepreneurs, it enticed even more people to see if their idea was the one with the potential to catch fire and win—all 73 of them.
Kilian noted people thought getting about 50 applicants for a second contest may be a stretch.
Instead they received a mix of potential startups with retail, experience-based businesses and eateries among others. The Destination Downtown Business Challenge, inspired by a contest in Princeton and then taken further here, gave them a rallying cry, Kilian said. Kilian noted in scouting places for a site visit from the Small Business Revolution crew, he went to The Olde Open Window for the first time.
Kilian said it was a mentality of trying something again for the first time. By doing that, and participating at that level, they may find something they love, he said. How can residents and visitors be part of the effort?
He said picking 10 contestants to move on for the second Destination Downtown contest was a difficult decision as many were worthy of Top 10 inclusion. Next, contestants meet with a team of coaches, consultants and 11 judges.
The final three will be named in October. The winner will be announced Nov. Kilian said Billman-Arndt, who is also serving on the steering committee, is providing valuable first-person insight. Just a few months ago, she was nervous as her first customers came through the door. I keep saying this, but the community support has just been amazing," she said.
She said it was impressive to see all the work behind the scenes. As for recommendations, Billman-Arndt suggested giving the applicants more time to write their business plans, an intensive project as people are often juggling their day jobs.
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