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Business Plan Competition

Business Plan CompetitionBusiness Plan Competition – Microsoft, 7-Eleven, and the JC Penney Center for Retail Excellence Help Award Scholarships to Juniors or Seniors with Best Plans

Simmons, an Experian® company and the most respected authority on the behavior of the American consumer, today announced that the November 30th deadline for submissions to the Simmons/Microsoft Business Plan Competition is fast approaching. The competition, in association with Microsoft, 7-Eleven and the JC Penney Center for Retail Excellence, is open to junior and senior-level university students. Individuals seeking a degree in business, marketing or a related field are invited to compete for a single, one-time scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and two honorable mention awards of $1,000 each.

“There are many important factors to consider when starting a business in a new area…” said Chris Wilson, president and COO of Simmons Market Research. “This competition will allow America’s brightest, most innovative college students to showcase their business skills and instincts.”

Find out more about the Simmons/Microsoft Business Plan Competition at