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Do you want to succeed? Participate in a business contest!

July 2016 | Servcorp

Have you ever watched “Gaia no Yoake”? It's a popular Japanese documentary and Mr. Junichi Arai, CEO of KK Tokoton, has been recently featured in it. Mr. Arai is developing a totally new service with “autoism development”. His work is attracting a lot of attention now and appeared in Nikkei Business magazine and Japan Economic Newspaper. ( As you may know, Mr. Arai was commended for the Yokohama Business Grand Prix and Kanagawa Business Audition. If you are developing a new business plan, why don't you participate in the business contest in Yokohama?

Our recommended contests are the “Yokohama Business Grand Prix” which is mainly organized by IDEC (Yokohama Industrial Development Corporation) This contest is held one a year and also supported by the Economic Affairs Bureau of Yokohama City. IDEC supports small and medium-sized Yokohama enterprises in stabilizing and strengthening their business base, offers solutions for managerial issues, promotes the launch of businesses and the development of overseas business, all with the objective of contributing to the vitality of Yokohama's economy.

If you are chosen as a finalist and prize winner, you not only receive a reward but also practical business advice will be given by professional committees. Mr. Hiroshi Nojima, company executive of KK Nojima, was one of the committee members in 2016. KK Nojima's head office is located in Yokohama Minatomirai. Your business plan can be brushed up through the contest and IDEC support to start up your company. Also, the Yokohama Business Grand Prix has a department for students so some college students interested in running a business in the future have participated in the contest every year.

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