October 2014

BCE "think tanks" provide business owners feedback in confidential setting

BCE "think tanks" provide business owners feedback in confidential setting

How many business owners – large or small, established or start-up – might like to discuss ideas for growth in a confidential setting with their peers?

The “think tank” idea, a project of Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, offers that option to businesses in Bluffton and surrounding communities. Earlier this week, BCE held its fifth think tank.

Todd Larson of Larson Barbecue, one of the 2014 BCE Business Plan Competition winners, took advantage of the option. The think tank, customized to each business requesting the session, provides experts from several business backgrounds to provide feedback.

2015 BCE Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition offers $6,000 in start-up cash prizes

2015 BCE Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition offers $6,000 in start-up cash prizes

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs today (Oct. 10) announced prize money and seminar dates its 2015 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.

SEVERAL ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY PROVIDE COMPLETE DETAILS ON ENTERING THE COMPETITION.

First place prize is $4,000 in business start-up costs. Second place is $1,500 in start-up. Third place is $500 in start-up costs.

This is BCE’s sixth business plan competition and it recognizes the late Ropp Triplett, long-time Bluffton industrial leader and entrepreneur.

BCE launches 2015 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition at October chamber breakfast

WATCH FOR APPLICATION DETAILS FOR 2015 COMPETITION COMING SOON!

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will sponsor the Friday, Oct. 10, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast program.

The free chamber breakfast is at 7 a.m. with the chamber meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

The program serves as the launch of BCE’s fifth annual Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition. It also will provide chamber members with a progress report of BCE activities over the past year.

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