Have a fantastic business idea? Ready to leave the corporate grind and be your own boss? Looking to expand your online concept to click-and-mortar? Rimrock Mall is ready for you!
Now through Friday, April 19, Rimrock Mall is encouraging local entrepreneurs to submit their innovative ideas to its latest Battle of the Pop-Up contest. The winning entrepreneur receives prizes including four months of free rent, a $500 merchandising package, and the opportunity to test his or her new idea, product or service with mall shoppers.
“Billings has an amazing business community, and we are so pleased that this contest continues to support people who have great ideas that contribute to the local economy,” said Daron Olson, marketing director at Rimrock Mall. “Our Pop-Up winners have been so well received. Dream Theater VR, which is owned by Ryan Parks, recently signed on long term with us; and Nicole O’Shea, who owns Sixth and Baker, is doing a terrific job. With their successes, we’re naturally looking forward to seeing this next round of ideas.”
The winner receives four months of rent-free space at Rimrock Mall, use of existing mall or store fixtures, and free utilities. Additional prizes include a $500 merchandising package that includes interior signage, table-printed displays, and graphic design services.
To enter, participants must be prepared to obtain a business license by Monday, July 1, 2019 and operate their business during mall hours from Monday, July 1, 2019 through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Entries will be judged on business strategy, concept creativity, and likelihood of profitability, among other criteria.
The deadline for entries is Friday, April 19; there is no cost to enter. Applicants may enter one of three ways:
1. Rimrock Mall’s website
2. Drop off their entry at the mall’s management office or
Winners will be contacted via email or phone by Monday, May 6. For more information, please visit RimrockMall.com and for additional information about the mall’s operator, Starwood Retail Partners, visit StarwoodRetail.com.
Rimrock Mall is located at 300 S. 24th St. W in Billings, Montana.