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USDA grant will allow food entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, skills for success

A $58,000 grant will help spur food entrepreneurship in the Wiregrass.

A $58,000 grant will help spur food entrepreneurship in the Wiregrass.

A $58,000-plus grant from the USDA will help Troy University’s Small Business Development Center and the Sorrell College of Business provide bootcamps for food entrepreneurs and farm-to-retail entrepreneurs.

The SBDC Rural Outreach Food Venture Program will reach up to 20 participants each in two 12-week workshops. The SBDC at TROY covers a 10-county area that…

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Entrepreneurship Summer Camp teaches basics of business, awards TROY scholarship to competition winner

Emily Stokes was the winner of the business plan competition and $2,000 TROY scholarship.

Emily Stokes was the winner of the business plan competition and $2,000 TROY scholarship.

Six high school students spent a week at the IDEA Bank’s first Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to learn the basics of business planning. The event culminated in a business plan competition with the winner receiving a $2,000 Harrel McKinney Entrepreneur Endowed Scholarship to Troy University. 

From July 11-15, students learned the principles of business planning, financial…

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Spanish speaking small business owners can get support from SBDC in their native language

SBDC at TROY Director Juliana Bolivar provided an introduction to area small business resources in Spanish at Daleville's Latino Business Expo on May 1.
 

It’s hard enough starting or growing a small business, but when English is a second language, the task becomes more daunting.

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University is doing something about that problem in the Wiregrass region, however. The organization launched a new series of educational events presented in Spanish covering topics such…

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