Business Plan Battle of the Ravine

The Henderson State University BBA Solutions Business Plan Competition requires that eligible students develop a feasible business idea. This idea is then converted in to a business plan, and students present the plan to a panel of judges.

The competition sparks both entrepreneurial and economic activity in the surrounding area and provides students with a realistic approach to the business world. The entrepreneurship skills required for the competition helps students use business knowledge beyond the classroom.

When completing the project, students can either work in groups or alone.  However, it is recommended that students work in groups because the work load can be overwhelming for just one person. After the judges’ deliberation, the contestants are awarded cash prizes that equal a total of approximately $10,000.   

Unlike most competitions, the Henderson Business Plan Competition does not stop at Henderson State University. The top three contestants from the Henderson Business Plan Competition are required to present at the Business Battle of the Ravine, the competition held for both Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University students. 

Henderson State University Business Plan competitors also submit the completed business plans to the Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Competition. Students from Arkansas universities submit business plans to the competition, and after thorough analysis, the judges choose a select group of participants to present business ideas at the state level. Generally, each business plan competition offers an unforgettable experience that improves students’ knowledge of today’s business world.