Business Innovation Group (BIG)
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015


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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is quickly approaching. This Kauffman Foundation initiative is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

This year’s BIG GEW theme is ‘Ready to Launch’ as the team will be launching a new Lunch n Learn series and website workshop. BIG is also bringing back Eagle FastPitch during this exciting week of events.

Becky Brownlee, SBDC Consultant, will be helping to start the Brownbag Lunch n Learn series. On Monday, November 16 at noon BIG will host the first Lunch n Learn in the City Campus Classroom. Whether you are starting a new business or growing an existing one, a business plan is crucial to your success. The greatest benefits come from examining all of the critical aspects of your business, looking at the factors and trends that can affect your success or threaten your livelihood, and asking yourself the tough questions. This session will cover the necessary components of a business plan including business concept and feasibility, market analysis and financial considerations.

The applications have been evaluated and twelve students are being prepped to compete in Eagle FastPitch. We are excited about the BIG ideas some of our students have. This competition provides a unique opportunity for enterprising students to develop their elevator pitch. Competitors will pitch to a panel of judges with experience in entrepreneurship and investments.


Eagle FastPitch will take place on Tuesday, November 17 from 3-6 pm at the Whitaker Black Box Theater on 41 West Main St. Downtown Statesboro. Thank you to our wonderful partners for helping with our event: Gold sponsor – Campus Evolution Villages, Silver Sponsor – McPherson Manufacturing.

BIG has an exciting new partnership with Cable Ad-Concepts to provide a web workshop series for entrepreneurs. The series will provide business owners with tools they need to create a strong online presence.  The first class in the series will be ‘Websites 101’ taught by Georgia Southern Web Developer, Keely Hopkins. This class will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 4 pm in the City Campus classroom.

Websites 101 will give entrepreneurs a better understanding of what it takes to create a website from start to finish. Keely will cover everything from choosing the best platform to picking the best domain name.


Thank you  CAC for sponsoring this new BIG Web Workshop Series.


Does your business have a digital marketing strategy? Do you know if it is working effectively? How will you improve the digital foot print of your business?

At Cable Ad-Concepts, Inc., we help you gain control of your businesses online data, submit and optimize it before distributing to thousands of local data aggregators, directories and search engines.  We optimize your listing, upload pictures, videos, coupons and a very compelling description of your business and services to entice your potential customers connecting with you. Having accurate citations, profiles and listings for as many searches as possible is the secret to making sure that local customers who are looking for your products and services know you are in their area.

CAC offers an All-In-One Digital Advertising Solution to our business partners. Our services include Websites, Local Presence, SEO, and Paid Media. We work with you to plan your Online Advertising Strategy to enhance your online visibility. We work with Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing so your customers find you on the Internet. Contact your local CAC Account Executive for a Free Consultation. 

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