Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Today it announced the endorsement of Dr. Randal Pinkett. Dr. Pinkett, Chairman and CEO of the multi-million dollar management consulting and IT solutions firm, BCT Partners, and winner of the fourth season of NBC-TV's The Apprentice released this statement:
“As an entrepreneur and investor, I look for people who believe that we can all win together. Because of its like-minded approach to working with people who are willing to invest in themselves, I am endorsing the 2019 Next Level Small Business Competition.”
This nationwide competition is designed to economically empower small businesses that have been in operation for less than 5 years. Small business owners can compete for cash, prizes and year-long pro-bono business development services valued at up to $25,000! These services will be offered by the Next Level partners and sponsors who are successful entrepreneurs, community professionals, and investors. They will dedicate their time, energy and insight to provide real-time guidance, consulting, and service opportunities for ONE winning applicant. Hence the competition’s tagline: It takes a village to grow a business.
"We are so honored and excited to have Dr. Pinkett’s recognition and support of this effort. Quite often, the Gibson Consulting team offers the only opportunity left for struggling clients who have started businesses with innovative ideas, passion and dreams -- yet without a viable business plan. “This realization has shown us how vital our efforts are in addressing the need for business planning”, says Gibson Consulting’s Owner, Keesha Gibson. In addition to the prizes, pro-bono services will open the doors of creativity and leverage resources. The solution of a “Village” - a collaborative economy built around the concept of shared resources, will show the winning business that people and profits are not always in competition. The deadline for round one entries is March 15th 2019. Minority-owned small businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Details about qualifications and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.levelup2win.com.
Gibson Consulting & Solutions LLC, provides business development services at various stages of growth to entrepreneurs and to for- and non-profit companies. The services are primarily aimed at skills transfer, fund development, business growth, and business advice. Find Gibson Consulting on Facebook Twitter and Instagram.
Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar and community servant, and one of the leading voices for his generation in business and technology. He is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multi-million-dollar management, technology and policy consulting services firm based in Newark, New Jersey. The firm works with corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to improve organizational effectiveness and support strategies for change.