April 2013

April is Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

April 30th from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Small Business Adminstration’s Columbus District Office, AARP and the Newark SCORE Chapter will host a FREE workshop in honor of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month. The event is targeted to entrepreneurs ages 50+ and will include presentations on using social media as a business tool and an overview of how to start a business as well as a panel of successful Encore Entrepreneurs.

National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month is part of a larger effort by SBA, SCORE and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older.

When: Tuesday, April 30th - 8:30 am to noon

BCE 2nd place winner in 2012 Business Plan Competition launches "Small House Bluffton"

The owner of Bluffton’s newest business has big plans for thinking small.

Andy Chapell-Dick of Bluffton, a general and remodeling contractor, has started Small House Bluffton, a business whose focus is constructing small, fully-functional houses.

“A lot of people want to go small, not just empty nesters, but people who for a practical basis see the cost of living going up,” Chappell-Dick says, in explaining his new venture.

“Bluffton is a unique community. I’m providing something the community hasn’t seen. It’s different housing option,” he said.

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