Plastic Players


Are you a woman age 21 or older with a brilliant business idea . . . but without the funds to get it off the ground? DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps could help.

No, we don't mean getting soused on schnapps and lamenting your skimpy bank account. We mean entering the DeKuyper "Search for Enterprising Women" contest, which will award $5,000 each to three innovative women entrepreneurs to help them launch their businesses.

Contestants must submit a business plan of 250 words or less that includes a description of their product or service and explains why there is a need for this product or service; why you're qualified to start this business; and how the $5,000 would be spent. A panel of experts will judge entries on originality, creativity and feasibility.

For details, call (800) 360-3043; entries must be received by July 31, 1999. No alcoholic beverage purchase is necessary to enter, although you might want to celebrate with a toast if you win.

Contact Sources

National Small Business United,,

Potato Mountain LLC, (785) 842-1997,

TransTech Inc., (800) 676-7374,

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This article was originally published in the May 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Plastic Players.

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