2017 Win This Space Winner - Tiny Greens
Posted Feb 16, 2017
2017 Win This Space Winner
Feb. 16, 2017 – Congratulations to Tina Bromley of Tiny Greens on winning a free 12-month lease of a downtown storefront as well as thousands of dollars in additional prizes.
Tiny Greens plans to create a microgreenery and healthy hub in downtown Peterborough. Tiny Greens will be a space for healthy or health curious minded people to shop, learn and experience a drink or food made from a downtown urban farm-to-table environment. It will be a space to sell local ready-grown year-round microgreens, vegetables, herbs as well as other foods from local farmers in the grocery aisle. Tiny Greens will also include education and workshops as well as sales of supplies and products for growing indoor and vertical gardens.
Based out of Tina’s home, Tiny Greens has been in business for two years and has already earned a reputation for having high-quality products for a growing market.
“We’re excited to announce that Tiny Greens is going to open in downtown Peterborough,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Tina brings a lot of enthusiasm, determination and a strong business plan. We look forward to working with her as she gets the keys to her new space on April 1.”
Check out the Win This Space application video from Tiny Greens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-9E-6zGCZk&feature=youtu.be
After launching the Win This Space competition on Oct. 17 , Win This Space received 41 applications. Eleven judges narrowed it down to 10 finalists on Jan. 19. The 10 finalists were put through three mandatory workshops on business plans, marketing and financial forecasting. After delivering their business plans and live presentations on Feb. 13, five finalists were selected.
The judging system involved a thorough scoresheet evaluating a wide range of factors for each business. Scoresheets were used to evaluate the video submissions, business plans, and the live pitch. This allowed the judges to get a good grasp of the range of personalities behind these businesses and to understand how they plan to open their businesses to be sustainable for years to come. The live pitch offered contestants a chance to talk about issues or plans not captured in their video or business plan while offering the judges a chance to ask some important questions.
“Though there is only one grand prize winner, one of the strengths of this program is our partners and what they can provide to all our Win This Space applicants,” says Guiel. “There are so many supports and resources in this community that are available to anyone looking to open a business. We’re thankful to have the support of Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough, Community Futures Peterborough, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Trent University and dozens of local businesses who all offer their own expertise.”
The Win This Space competition is a new downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the DBIA, Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Peterborough. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.
Win This Space would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:
Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area
Peterborough Economic Development
Community Futures Peterborough
BMO Bank of Montreal
Monkman Gracie & Johnson Insurance
Peterborough Distribution/Save On Energy
Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Gauvreau & Associates
Shaw Computer Systems
Red X Technologies
Sofie Andreou & Associates
The Brick Painters
Kawartha Family Business Group
Ontario Carpet Supermart
Canadian Lease Abstractor
Peterborough This Week
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Date Posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:24 pm