Ready, Set, GROW

The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) is offering a small business outreach event for the Eastern Shore. The event is tailored to assist small, minority and women owned businesses compete for State contracting opportunities. The Ready, Set, GROW outreach event will have procurement officers and local buyers on hand to discuss specific opportunities available at their agencies. A network session will provide attendees the opportunity to meet with local and state procurement representatives. Ready, Set, GROW will be held at Salisbury University on October 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Businesses interested in attending should visit www.goma.maryland.gov.

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Local University Holds Business Competition

Salisbury University held its Annual Entrepreneurial Competition on April 11, 2014. Open to currently enrolled students, the business students started the day with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) poster competition. Fifteen winners were chosen to move to the next level where a Shark Tank competition was held called the Gull Cage. Four winners were chosen from this competition and moved on to the final contest. The four finalists entered the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence. With only ten minutes to present to the panel of judges, each team gave an in-depth overview of their plans including projections and marketing strategies. Winner Nicholas Simpson, a Salisbury University senior and creator of Bounce, presented their business concept on behalf of his team. Bounce is a business featuring a nightclub app that gathers demographics of the local nightlife. Winning $14,000 between the Gull Cage and the Richard Bernstein Excellence Award, team Bounce ended the day with pure excitement and enthusiasm for the future. For more information on the annual event please visit www.salisbury.edu/perdue/EntrepreneurshipCompetitions.

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