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Review for Hamilton County Entrepreneurship Initiative Corporation, Fishers, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The thanks that I have heard from the high school students that participate in our competitions, as well as the small businesses that attend our events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bestow more money on them. Their Executive Director works long hours on a very tight budget.

Role:  Board Member & I encouraged our bank to serve as a founding sponsor for the organization so that they can continue their work in our community. It is my greatest hope that other sponsorships will follow.