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Entrepreneur Challenge - to help make business dreams a reality


Who do you know that…

has an idea for a product to sell?

has knowledge of a region?

makes something you would pay for?

has talked about having a business “someday"?

Someday can be sooner than they think.  Encourage them to apply. 

The Entrepreneur Challenge is a competitive process for emerging entrepreneurs and communities working to increase their business bases in far Southwest Virginia.  Investment grants will be awarded to new and expanding entrepreneurial ventures in a seven-county, one-city region. This cohort will consist of business training, networking, and pitch nights. In addition, communities will present tailored incentive packages to attract entrepreneurial investment. Each participant will develop a deeper understanding of planning for a successful business and have networking opportunities with other regional entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneur Challenge is coming to your area in 2014-2015.  People Incorporated will host classes in 4 locations throughout Southwest Virginia with the first training being held at the Breaks Interstate Park.  Continue to watch our website and follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when the training in your county is announced. 

Application process is open for the following business challenges:

Tazewell & Russell @ Appalachian One Stop Workforce Center Business Incubator, Richlands.  Classes begin on March 12, 2015.

Wise & City of Norton @ Alumni Hall UVa-Wise, Wise. Classes begin on April 7, 2015.

Lee & Scott @ Pioneer Ceter for Business, Duffield. Classes beging on May 7, 2015.

Follow the links below to register for a class.

To find out more contact Cindy Green at 276-619-2243 or register at