• Brown Bag Discussions

    Brown Bag Discussions Join the BCE staff and local experts to discuss topics of special interest to new and growing businesses. Alternating evening and noon events. Read more

  • Fundraising Triumph!

    Fundraising Triumph! Faith Investment Services took the grand prize in our 2018 Team Trivia fundraiser! Thanks to Southgate Lanes for hosting this event jam-packed with BCE supporters.

  • Think Tank Feedback

    Think Tank Feedback BCE think tanks bring together local professionals to help in problem-solving. Click "read more" to meet our board of directors. Read more

  • Winning Business Concepts

    Winning Business Concepts Alice Essinger's Fresh Modern Fabric concept earned her second place in the 2015 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition. Learn more about the BCE network of businesses below. 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.

We Offer Education

BCE provides a variety of education and training opportunities including seminars and one-on-one training on a variety of topics.

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We Provide Coaching

Consists of one-on-one meetings (at least monthly) with the Executive Director and/or volunteer professional service providers which may include a variety of tasks.

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We Help You Network

Access to the BCE helps you network with other entrepreneurs, chambers of commerce, service clubs, business support services, marketing, and publicity events.

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What about the economy?

See how we do it

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.

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