• We help you develop a business plan

    We help you develop a business plan Kathy Keller of the Small Business Administration, Rhodes State College, Lima, leads our business plan competition classes.

  • BCE offers "think tank" sessions for clients

    BCE offers "think tank" sessions for clients

  • BCE Winner Launches Avionics Business

    BCE Winner Launches Avionics Business Rebekah 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 Team

    Meet the Team The 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 Platinum To 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.

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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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