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Alumni, faculty big contributors to success of Entrepreneurship Week

Chris Stagl’s logo creation presentation actively involved students in the demonstration. (TROY photo)
 

Entrepreneurship Week held at Troy University’s IDEA Bank was a week full of learning opportunities and the chance to gain one-on-one knowledge of how to build, grow and sustain a business in a series of sessions led by local business owners—many of them also former TROY graduates.

Lynne Firmin George, Director of Economic Development and the IDEA…

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Odd Articulations: Success isn’t only skin deep

Odd Articulations, a company started by 22-year old Dalton German when he was 16, was aided by SBDC business advisors. (submitted)
 

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University takes pride in nourishing the dreams of young entrepreneurs, no matter how unique their idea might be. 

Dothan resident Dalton German was just 16 years old when he launched Odd Articulations, a custom oddities shop specializing in fully assembled and posed, or ‘articulated’ skeletons. The market might…

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IDEA Bank partners with the Government and Economic Development Institute to bring entrepreneurship workshop to TROY

TROY's IDEA Bank is hosting an area-wide entrepreneurship
 

A regional Entrepreneurship Pop-Up Workshop is being hosted at the Troy University IDEA Bank for aspiring entrepreneurs including students, and existing small business owners. 

Troy University has partnered with Auburn University’s Government and Economic Development Institute to provide this opportunity for entrepreneurs to improve their odds of success. The workshop will be led by Dr….

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Veterans find business success through Small Business Development Center

Veterans John Cappadoro and Jim McDonough sought support and expertise through the SBDC at TROY for their company, Veterans Cleaning Solutions.

Veterans John Cappadoro and Jim McDonough sought support and expertise through the SBDC at TROY for their company, Veterans Cleaning Solutions.

When Jim McDonough was looking at his options after serving in the military for 22 years, contracting with the Army, although lucrative, wasn’t what he had in mind.

Instead, he and his partner John Cappadoro, decided to put family over financial gain and launch a small business.

More than a decade later, Veterans Cleaning Solutions is…

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