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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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Ansley family launches new ‘Small Town Life’ brand with consulting help from the Small Business Development Center at TROY

Shaun Spivey says his brand Small Town Life has a focal point of something he's seen every day of his life: a water tower.

Shaun Spivey says his brand Small Town Life has a focal point of something he's seen every day of his life: a water tower.

Shaun Spivey stopped his Pathfinder in the road in front of Red’s Little School House Restaurant in the Pine Level community.

“You see that,” he said, pointing to the old water tower behind the restaurant. “I’ve seen that my whole life – and that’s what I want my brand to convey. That’s the water tower…

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