SCORE seeks local applicants for small-business contest

SCORE, a national nonprofit that mentors small-business owners, is looking for Kansas City applicants for its 2016 American Small Business Championship.

Two businesses in each state have the chance to win a $1,000 Sam’s gift card, SCORE mentoring for a year and other benefits.

Applications close Friday. Go to to apply.

Applicants must tell compelling stories about their business dreams on a video of up to 60 seconds or submit a written entry of up to 1,500 words. Applicants must share their applications on Facebook, Twitter, email or other social media and obtain at least 100 “likes” to be considered by the judges.

The Star