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The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), a part of the Small Business Administration (SBA), is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. August marks the one-year […]

Eagle FastPitch Competition

Applications are now open for the Eagle FastPitch competition. Finalists in Eagle FastPitch will compete to see who can deliver the best elevator pitch to judges in just three minutes. The competition provides a unique opportunity for enterprising students to hone their selling skills. Eagle FastPitch originally launched in November 2009 and expanded over the […]

Georgia Southern’s Business Innovation Group opens Innovation Incubator and FabLab

Area businesses and entrepreneurs now have access to office and meeting spaces, computers and software, 3-D printers and other tools through the Georgia Southern University Business Innovation Group’s Innovation Incubator and Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) located in downtown Statesboro at the University’s City Campus. A grand opening celebration was held today for the new facility in […]

GENIE featured in Economic Development Journal

The Economic Development Journal featured an article about GENIE in their fall publication. The article, written by Dr. Dominique Halaby, highlighted how the virtual incubator component is helping businesses in rural counties around the region. Rural Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy: The Case of NAFTA Impacted Counties in Georgia by Dominique Halaby In order […]

BIG Hosts Successful Global Entrepreneurship Week

The week of November 16-20, 2015, was Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the Business Innovation Group (BIG) hosted several events to celebrate innovators and self-starters. The week kicked off with a Lunch ’nʽ Learn on Monday, November 16, 2015, where Becky Brownlee, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant, conducted a seminar on business plans. Ms. Brownlee […]