Carmel, Ind. – Lollies Candy Shop was named the winner of the third annual Entrepreneurship Advancement Center’s Community Business Plan Competition. The company, which provides specialty candies and unique gifts, took home a consulting prize package worth almost $17,000.
Lollies Candy Shop, founded by Heidi Wolfe, will be located in downtown Fishers. Lollies will feature candies made in Indiana as well as wrapped, nostalgic and seasonal candies along with tempting chocolates. Lollies will also feature international flavors and candies for special dietary needs. Seasonal and holiday gift baskets are available now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight businesses entered the 2012 competition with two companies moving on to a final round. Finalists perfected their business plans and pitched them to an expert panel of judges.
“It was a privilege to work with each of the contest entrants,” said Cathy Langlois, executive director of the EAC. “While there can only be one winner, we’re excited to work with all of the companies who entered as they start their businesses. We know that many of these companies will continue to evolve and become an important part of creating a strong economy and quality communities where people want to visit and live.”
The consulting package includes donated services from a&g digital consulting, Delk McNally LLP, Sandler Training Truspointe, Indy IT Professionals, Roundpeg, Strategian Advisors, Axiom HRS and Foster Results. For more information on next year’s competition, please watch the EAC website at http://www.goentrepreneurs.org.
About Entrepreneurship Advancement Center: The Entrepreneurship Advancement Center (EAC), a 501(c)3, started in 2010 with a mission of supporting innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. EAC provides programs for high school students and supports early stage businesses on the north side of Indianapolis. For more information go to: http://www.goentrepreneurs.org.