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2014 SBIF Business Plan Competition
TBD @ Martinsville-Henry County EDC

The Small Business Investment Forum (SBIF) Business Plan Competition began taking applications on September 8th. Local entrepreneurs have a chance to compete for funding, free space and mentoring.

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Marketing Co-op Grant Info Session
Sep 17, 2014 @ NCI Baldwin Building
Time: 10:00 AM

The EDC's Small Business Division is looking for businesses and providers for our latest Marketing Co-op Grant.

The 50-50 matching grant can be used for a variety of approved marketing needs such as web design/development, graphic design, printing of marketing materials, print ads, signage, TV commercials, radio ads, photography, professional memberships and more.

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Basics of a Food-based Business: Rules and Regulations
Oct 15, 2014 @ To Be Determined
Time: 12:00 PM

Food-based businesses are an increasingly popular field. However, starting this type of business requires more than a great knack for cooking. Rules and regulations for operating these businesses are very specific and can sometimes seem overwhelming. Knowing what is expected upfront can help avoid pitfalls later.

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Many MHC entrepreneurs and small businesses take advantage of our free workshops to continue their professional development and as a networking opportunity.