Posted: August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

I recently had the opportunity to learn a little more about the people and work of Grow America. For those that do not know, Grow America is all about helping people get their own business up and running. They provide tools, training education and more as they understand that true economic growth only comes from small business. I have always been a fan of small businesses and what they do ever since I was a kid. My love of business was only solidified when I worked at Washington Mutual as the Business Banking Specialist for my branch. I was able to really get to know what financial struggles faced many small business owners. It doesn’t hurt that I have started a business in the past as well.

The part of the conversation I had with Grow America that interested me the most was about their Springboard competition. The Springboard competition is going to give away $250,000 to a few lucky businesses to help get their ideas off the ground. The registration part is open until August 30th and only requires an executive summary of your business idea. If you have ever had an idea floating around in your head, now may be the time to get it out there. Judges will be available to critique your idea to make sure you have the best shot at success possible. 

Competitions like this make me wish I had an idea worth sharing. Guess I still have a few days to figure that out.


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