Applicants submit short videos about their business success and in February, the winner of $1,000 and other prizes will be announced.
The contest is part of the Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP).
An official kick-off event was held at the Frances Morrison Library in Saskatoon on Monday, including a panel of local small business owners, contest judges and past contest winners.
Speakers focused on the power of digital video storytelling.
“Our annual video contest, and kick-off event, is just one way we celebrate and showcase the success of rural entrepreneurs with disabilities or health conditions,” EDP manager Susan Bater said in a news release.
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One of last year’s finalists, Kimberly Wylie of Rosthern, Sask., launched True U Tattoo & Creationz.
“Being self-employed allows me to create the right environment for myself and my clients, creating a relaxing happy, and personable atmosphere where creativity flourishes,” Wylie said in the release.
“I would advise anybody with a disability to follow a skill they have, to find the right team and create the right environment to build your own success.”
Community Futures is a non-profit organization helping rural communities with economic development for more than 30 years.