The Chinook Entrepurnural Challenge is off the group and running providing Drumheller's amateur business people with guidance and support. 

The challenge is a way for young or beginner entrepreneurs to take their very best foot forward when it comes to their business.

"It's basically an annual business plan seminar and contest. There is a series of 8-week business training seminars. You submit a business plan and it gets reviewed by outside reviewers. There is a winner and cash and prizes, and hopefully, it leads to building a more successful business or starting a business," explained Business Advisor at Community Futures Drumheller, Michael Love.

Each session is live streamed from the University of Lethbridge on a different topic each week on entrepreneurship, and also includes helpful content for YouTube.

"It is really important, I think, to provide any additional support we can provide to people wanting to expand their business or go in a new direction themselves," continued Love.

Love goes on to say that getting your foot in the door of the business world are the hardest first steps to take and that he hopes that this program will encourage more to take that leap.

Even though the program has started, there is still a chance to participate for those who want to.

"It has started but people can register still, you can catch up of the sessions you have missed. The whole idea is you can register right up until the end of the sessions, and then still participate in the business plan competition as long as you have your business plan in by April 4th," concluded Love.

For those who are interested, you can register at the Chinook Community Challenge website here.

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