We help you develop a business planKathy Keller of the Small Business Administration, Rhodes State College, Lima, leads our business plan competition classes.
BCE offers "think tank" sessions for clients
BCE Winner Launches Avionics BusinessRebekah Gambrell’s grandfather, Harley Steiner, gave Rebekah her first airplane ride when she was in grade school. The ride departed from and landed at the Bluffton Airport. That ride helped Gambrell, 37, of Bluffton become interested in aviation. When she was in ninth grade she took a trip to Spain and she was hooked.Read more
Meet the TeamThe Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs team consists of the board of directors, an executive director, and a communication director. Each member offers insight and a unique perspective to the challenges of a new business.Read more
Small House Bluffton goes for PlatinumTo kick off their new contracting business, Small House Bluffton is building a house in town, and because of their interest in ecological design and efficiency, they’ve registered the project with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Their goal is to achieve LEED certification at the Platinum level, the highest possible.Read more
Simply put, we're business incubators.
What is the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs? Simply put, we're business incubators. We provide programs that add value to young businesses, accelerate their growth, and increase the odds of their success - that's business incubation.
Three entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from owning a tailoring shop, offering life coaching and operating a mobile barbecue business are winners in the 2014 Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration and its partners are hosting a series of free small business seminars designed for minority and women business owners.
Eleven area businesses and organizations are sponsors of the 2014 Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs Ropp Triplett Business Plan competition, according to Brendon Matthews, BCE board president. Sponsors contributions total over $6,000.
Major sponsors are:• Reichenbach and Steiner...
There’s still time to enter the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs 2014 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.
Due to weather delays, BCE has moved the first competition meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall (elevator...
Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs has announced prize money and seminar dates its 2014 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.
First place prize is $5,000 in business start-up costs and a one-year BCE client program membership. Second place is $1,000 in start-up costs and a one...
If you ever wanted to ride in an open-air 1930s-era Stearman biplane, Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) offers you that opportunity. The ride, provided by Jeff Koehler, is among 25 unusual silent auction items up for grabs at BCE’s “Come Fly with the BCE” fundraiser.
Bluffton, Ohio is located at the crossroads of I-75 and US-30, in the counties of Allen and Hancock. Bluffton is home to a four-year university, airport, entertainment, restaurants, art galleries, churches, and more.
Many entrepreneurs question their business success in today's economy. They often ask us, "Can my business succeed in today's environment?" Our answer is YES! Many of today's successful companies were started during the Great Depression, including: Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Texas Instruments, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Great ideas, well executed and properly supported, are successful in any economic environment.
About the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs
What is the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs? Simply put, we're business incubators. We provide programs that add value to young businesses, accelerate their growth, and increase the odds of their success — that's business incubation.
The mission of the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) is to provide resources – financial, intellectual, and technological – in partnership with local educators and business leaders that will facilitate and nurture growth of new and developing enterprises. Moreover, the center will ultimately enhance the greater Bluffton area, not only through job growth, but also by being a visible and sustainable sponsor and promoter of innovation that will continuously attract new entrepreneurs to the area.
Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs
154 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 142
Bluffton, OH 45817 P: (419) 358-3000