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Causes: Education

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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with EAC to bring a Revolving Loan Fund to the county. The fund will serve as a resource for small businesses, particularly in the rural and small communities in the county. EAC has the reputation and sound management to make this opportunity possible. We are grateful to have them as a partner as they have shown outstanding leadership.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended a number of EAC events and am able to compare them with educational and network offerings from others. EAC events are uniformly well-designed, well-run, and well-attended. I particularly appreciate the focus of some events on helping existing entrepreneurs take the next to step to sustain or expand their existing enterprises. The programs are not just for startups or those thinking of starting a business. The events in series also step through exactly the types of issues on the minds of active entrepreneurs -- not just seeking investment, but sales, hiring and retention, dealing with new mobility technology, and the like. The more purely networking events also take steps beyond nametags to facilitate the networking process, such as scattering discussion leaders among small tables and having a brief presentation designed to start discussions.
Roland J. Cole, JD PhD
Director of Technology Policy
Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to judge an EAC business plan competition in January 2011. I cannot say enough good things about the experience and the professionalism of EAC. The competition ran seamlessly from presentations through awards luncheon. Cathy Langlois is outstanding. Needless to say, I think this is a great organization with a fantastic mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped our business greatly. If it weren't for this organization our business would not have met the contacts that we did. These referrals and contacts have been invaluable to the growth of our business and we don't know what we would have done without them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Educational opportunities that the Entrepreneurship Initiation Corporation have offered have been great. I have enjoyed networking and meeting members of this group.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

2010 marked the first year of EAC's existence as an independent 501(c)3. What a remarkable year it was! We were able to continue to coordinate our Business Plan competition for local high school students. In the past, some of our competitors have actually started their own businesses, and others have told us that the competition helped them to secure college internships. In 2010, we also continued our practice of offering valuable educational opportunities to our local small business community. We offered presentations on how to secure state grants and tax credits, how to use social media for marketing, and a recent educational presentation on the implications of the new health care legislation for small business. Finally, we held our first Community-Wide Business Plan competition in 2010. The plans that we received were extremely well written and we hope that our winner will be able to use their prize package to become a business success.

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