The 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is accepting entries from companies of their executive summaries until June 13. New and start-up businesses that have been in business less than four years are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000. In late June, selected companies will be contacted and invited to submit full business plans, at which time seven to 10 companies will be selected to present to judges on Aug. 20. The winners will be recognized at a special awards luncheon Sept. 18 in Des Moines. For more information and to apply, visit