Studio 207 wins second annual Troy University IDEA Bank Marketing Competition

The marketing competition invites student-owned businesses to learn more about marketing and compete for an advertising prize bundle.

The marketing competition invites student-owned businesses to learn more about marketing and compete for an advertising prize bundle.

Troy University student business owners received a crash course in marketing during the second IDEA Bank Marketing Competition held from Feb. 19-23.

Different from the IDEA Bank’s usual programs, the marketing competition focuses on established small business owners who need help developing a marketing strategy.

“Most of what we focus on is educational opportunities, networking opportunities,…

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TROY business alumnus Travis Perry is making music since Shark Tank win

Travis Perry's invention ChordBuddy shot through the roof after his appearance on

Travis Perry's invention ChordBuddy shot through the roof after his appearance on "Shark Tank." (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Travis Perry was just 18 or 19 years old when he got disgusted with teaching people how to play the guitar.

“I thought ‘I must be a horrible teacher’ because half of my students quit after two months,” he said. He would learn that as many as 60 percent of the people who start learning…

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IDEA Bank’s Entrepreneurship Week provides seminar opportunities daily Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Entrepreneurship Week offers students and the general public daily opportunities for business enrichment.

Entrepreneurship Week offers students and the general public daily opportunities for business enrichment.

Troy University’s IDEA Bank will help equip area entrepreneurs with skills for success during Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 14 -18.

“The week is designed to enhance fundamental understanding of successful business startups,” said Lynne Firmin George, the Director of Economic Development, and the IDEA Bank at Troy University.

Lynne Firmin George

A part of the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month allows the SBDC at Troy to highlight Hispanic and Latino businesses and entrepreneurs

TROY's SBDC is reaching Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the Wiregrass.

TROY's SBDC is reaching Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the Wiregrass.

For Troy University’s Small Business Development Center, Hispanic Heritage Month has been an opportunity to showcase the success Hispanic and Latino business owners have experienced in Alabama’s Wiregrass region.

In response to a request from a community member in Daleville, TROY SBDC Director Juliana Bolivar created a program to deliver SBDC support and training in…

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