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Rachel Davis, BCE winner, envisions tailoring shop on Main Street

This is the first of a three-part series on winners of the 2014 Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition. Rachel Davis is the first place winner. She receives $5,000 in business start up costs from BCE. For more information about the annual competition contact: blufftonce@gmail.com.

Rachel Davis didn’t attend prom this spring. But she knows a lot about this year’s dress and tuxedo styles.

Rachel Davis wins BCE's 2014 Business Plan Competition; wants to expand her tailoring business

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.

Bluffton resident Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, providing tailoring services, is the first-place winner. She will receive $5,000 in business start-up support.

Kathy Burrus, rural Columbus Grove, owner of Green Hope Coaching, offering life coaching, is the second-place winner. She will receive $1,000 in business start-up support.

Small Business Administration host to free small business seminars in Ohio

Attend a Free Resource Training in Columbus, Cinncinnati, Dayton or Mansfield

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.

This initiative is a broad effort to strengthen and expand business ownership among these two groups. The Small Business Development Series will help small and minority businesses to access resources that can help them grow and enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

Eleven area businesses and organizations sponsor BCE business plan competition

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 CPAs
• Bluffton University
• Allen Economic Development Group.

Free "info" night Jan. 29 for BCE's 2014 business plan competition; $6,000 in start-up prize money will be awarded

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 accessible).

Kathy Keller of the Small Business Administration, Rhodes State College, Lima, will led the session.

There's still time to enter BCE's 2014 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition; $6,000 in business start up prize money awarded

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs has announced prize money and seminar dates its 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-year BCE client program membership. Third place is a one-year BCE client program membership.

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

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