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Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs: Big Idea Contest open to area high school students

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) is accepting entries for its 2013 Big Idea Contest open to high school students in Allen, Hancock, Putnam and Hardin counties.

The contest offers cash prizes for the best new business concepts submitted, according to Denise Durenberger, BCE executive director and assistant professor of business at Bluffton University.

A panel of judges will select the winners. Cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place will be awarded.

Sprague: Lima-Allen County, a shining example of workforce improvement and economic development

By Jeff Sprague, president Allen Economic Development Group and board member of BCE

Just last week Governor John Kasich said he wanted to take his State of the State address on the road to “make the work of government more accessible to Ohioans and shine a light on communities across Ohio making contributions to the state’s success.”

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs sets 2013 board committee appointments

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur's board committee appointments for 2013 were released this week by Brendon Matthews, board president.

BCE: Small Businesses leading nation’s economic recovery


Office of Advocacy Issues Report on the Small Business Economy

The economic environment is turning around for America’s small businesses despite some lingering challenges from the recession that hit the nation in 2008-2009, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, an independent office that serves as the voice for small business within the federal government.

BCE: Here's five ways for entrepreneurs to fund a business

Daniel Kehrer founder of recently wrote an article for SCORE on how entrepreneurs fund future growth.

"A common concern I often hear from business owners and startup entrepreneurs is where the money will come from to fund future growth. For some, that might require outside investors, which in turn can mean giving up partial ownership or control," he said.

His column lists five low-risk ways to fund a business. For the complete article click here.