Welcome Dreamers

Produced by Downtown Sacramento Foundation, the Calling All Dreamers retail business plan competition encourages entrepreneurs to compete for the chance to open a downtown storefront and earn a coveted business start-up package with essential resources and tools to turn their dream into reality.

The first year is the most difficult for small businesses. Many startups struggle with capital, overhead expenses, permitting processes and the details of actually managing a business. This competition is a game-changer. The competition provides the winner the essential resources and tools needed to successfully open a business in downtown Sacramento, including: 

  • Up to $10,000 in matching funds
  • A business service prize package that includes financial planning, store design, marketing, graphic design, legal services, accounting, permit process assistance, and more.

Read up on what past contestants have to say about the competition!


Learn how your business can sponsor Calling All Dreamers with this sponsorship information.

Prize Package

The 2017 Business Start-up Prize Package is valued at more than $100,000 and includes services like accounting, public relations, and advertising.

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