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Alabama DHR and Small Business Development Center team to train SNAP recipients in entrepreneurship

TROY's Small Business Development Center teams with Alabama Dept. of Human Resources to train SNAP recipients.

TROY's Small Business Development Center teams with Alabama Dept. of Human Resources to train SNAP recipients.

A partnership between the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Troy University’s Small Business Development Center, and the Sorrell College of Business will provide non-academic entrepreneurship education to SNAP benefit recipients.

The “Start Your Business Program” will run two cycles of 20 sessions where participants will learn about entrepreneurship, business basics, marketing, finances, and professionalism. This…

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JingleFest features shops by student entrepreneurs at the IDEA Bank on Thursday evening

JingleFest opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

JingleFest opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Some 20 student vendors will open up shop Thursday, Dec. 1 at the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy for JingleFest Holiday Market.

Launched last year by student entrepreneurs Hannah Dinkle and Arthur Penn, JingleFest showcases student-owned businesses and products. Most of those students are involved in the Sorrell College of Business’ Troy…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with “Pitch with Confidence” seminar from author of “You Can’t Fry Chicken in 8 Minutes”

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” by Patrick George.

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” by Patrick George.

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” event. Speaker Patrick George taught attendees how to make an effective business pitch.

Patrick George

From detailing his long journey as a professional public speaker to giving step-by-step tips for a convincing pitch, George gave those at the event plenty to…

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Registration deadline nears for highly successful IDEA Bank Nonprofit Summit

The IDEA Bank's Nonprofit Summit draws on real–world experiences from the world of nonprofit organizations.

The IDEA Bank's Nonprofit Summit draws on real–world experiences from the world of nonprofit organizations.

The deadline to register for Troy University IDEA Bank’s Nonprofit Summit is Friday, Nov. 11.

The Summit is a joint venture between the IDEA Bank and the Central Alabama Community Foundation and was highly successful when it first launched in April 2022.

“The Summit really is back due to popular demand,” said Lynne Firmin George,…

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