You are here

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs

BCE 2017 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition offers $7,000 in cash prizes

Two division: Start Up and Emerging Division; and Small Business Improvement Division

Cash and in-kind awards valued at $7,000 are prizes in Bluffton Center For Entrepreneurs’ 2017 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition, announced this week by BCE.

The contest's Start-up Division offers a $4,000 first place, $1,000 second place and $500 third place cash awards, in addition to several in-kind prizes. It is open to contestants from Allen, Hancock, Putnam and Hardin counties.

Free Facebook workshop followed chamber breakfast Oct. 14

Paula Scott leads Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs workshop

Bluffton Center for  Entrepreneurs will provide a free Facebook workshop following the Friday, Oct. 14, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Paula Scott will provide workshop participants with some new tips and information on using Facebook to benefit your business. The workshop follows the chamber breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Chamber members offer BCE ideas to better serve small businsses - it's all about "think tanks"

How can Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs best serve established Bluffton businesses and start-up Bluffton businesses?

BCE posed the question to Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members during the first chamber breakfast of the 2016-17 season on Friday morning.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT BCE - OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS BELOW -

The question launched small group discussions from chamber members, who offered several suggestions.

BCE awards $6,000 in cash prizes to business plan competition winners

Cash awards of $6,000 were presented to Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur business plan competition winners this spring, according to Brendon Matthews, BCE board president.

Prize money and gifts-in-kind went to five competitors. Winners were announced at BCE’s business expo at The Centre, Bluffton, in late March.

Winners follow:

25 businesses in Thursday's business expo - free pizza, door prizes - it's at the Centre from 5-7 p.m.

For the first time in over five years, Bluffton and area residents are invited to a Bluffton business expo where they can view products and services of over 25 local businesses.
 
It’s the Bluffton Oscars Mix and Mingle business expo, at The Centre on Thursday, March 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
 
• Admission is free – plus free snacks including:
• free pizza from Luke’s Bar and Grill
• free popcorn from Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn
• free  appetizers and a cash bar from The Centre
• door prizes drawing throughout the evening

Public invited to March 24 Bluffton business expo - over 21 businesses will display products

For the first time in over five years, Bluffton and area residents are invited to a Bluffton business expo where they can view products and services of over 21 local businesses.

With 21 businesses  signed up  and more anticipated, it's the Bluffton Oscars Mix and Mingle business expo, at The Centre on Thursday, March 24.

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, partnering with Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and The Centre, will hold the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Several door prizes from businesses will be given away during the event.

Pages