Entrepreneur Program Launch Event Sept 10th

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Entrepreneurs and business owners in Lincoln County ready to take their businesses to the next level have been invited to participate in a new program being offered by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. “Come Grow With Us” is a new economic development initiative focused on the Stage 2 Entrepreneurs/Small Businesses who need a Kick-Start to grow their business to the next level and then sustain their growth through sound operational and economically viable practices. What is stage 2? A stage 2 business is one that has been in business 2-3 years, with revenues of at least 0,000, whether operated by one person or with as many as 99 employees. The Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group (LEGG) is an advisory network made up of multi-talented service professionals from government, non-profit and for profit organizations that are committed to supporting and helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their companies to their fullest potential. Through LEGG’s advisory network, you can collectively engage expertise where it is most needed and critical to your business enterprise’s success, specifically to your needs or challenges. LEGG has taken the guesswork out of identifying the resources you may need. Rhonda Hunter of LEDA told us, “We have a strong local referral network and will provide access to appropriate professional business services in areas such as finance, legal and accounting, marketing, and human resources. The list continues to expand as we proactively seek the best in their fields to serve Lincoln County businesses wanting to grow.” Interested businesses have been invited to attend a “Kick-Start” event on Tuesday, September 10th from 5-7 PM at the Lincoln Economic Development Association office located at 502 East Main Street in Lincolnton. For more information please contact Rhonda Hunter 704-732-1511, extension 1, or rhonda@lincolneda.org . LEGG Staff Members: Rhonda Hunter, Entrepreneur Growth Specialist, LEDA Cliff Brumfeld, Executive Director, LEDA LEGG Advisory Board: Bill Baker, President, Charlotte Chapter of SCORE Devin Collins, Entrepreneurial Development, Charlotte Research Institute at UNC-Charlotte Sherré DeMao, SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc. Nicole Greer, The Vibrant Coach Brad Guth, Business & Community Development, City of Lincolnton Leigh Guth, NC Extension Service Byron Hicks, Business Counselor, NC Small Business Technical Development Center (SBTDC) John McHugh, Dean, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College Olivia Park, Business Developer, SEA CORP, Importing and Exporting, Logistics Bill Parrish, Business Counselor, NC Small Business Technical Development Center (SBTDC) Brad Rivers, Director of the Small Business Center (SBC), Gaston College Jennifer Sackett, Library Director, Lincoln County Library Cynthia Sherrill, CPA, Sherrill, Blake & Harrison, CPA PA