“We have to take risks in life, but the biggest risk of all is not taking one.”- Don Green Don ‘Husky’ Green, CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, knows what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Green has 38 years of experience in banking, half that time as bank […]
Tammy Crandell of Coal Canyon Outfitters competed in the mySWVAopportunity Business Challenge. The Dickenson County based business was awarded a second place, $500 award to help continue business planning efforts. Crandell was judged on both the development of a business plan and a presentation of that plan in a culminating […]
In November, six Buchanan and Dickenson County entrepreneurs pitched their business development plans to a panel of local business and banking experts. The presentations were the culmination of two months of work with People, Incorporated’s business training program coordinated by Cindy Green. “We had a great response to the training, and […]
Jill Branham, co-owner of Haysi’s Main Street Pizzeria and Grill, was awarded the top prize in Buchanan and Dickenson county’s fall 2014 mySWVAopportunity Business Challenge. Branham participated with nine other emerging and existing businesses in a two-month training that resulted in refined or new business plans for each business. “While everyone […]
“Entrepreneurs must learn their strengths and weaknesses, they must think things through”- Suzanne Lawson MountainRose Vineyard Inc., the first vineyard in Wise County Virginia, is a family owned and operated business. Deeper than the satisfying tastes of its wine lies the secrets of MountainRose Vineyard’s soil. Suzanne and David Lawson, […]
Applications are still being accepted for the Washington County Businsess Challenge. The series begins Feburary 3 and applications are accepted through Friday, January 16th. Sign up and possibly earn $10,000 toward your Washington County based business!
Amy Lyall participated in the mySWVAopportunity Business Challenge. In the course of the two month training, she developed a business plan for Humble Servent Book and Gift Shop. The business, to be potentially located in Grundy has several components. People, Incorporated trainer Cindy Green said, “Amy and all of the […]
Big Stone Gap, Haysi, and St. Paul will tailor local incentive packages As part of the mySWVAopportunity Entrpreneur Challenge, three Far Southwest Virginia communities have stepped up to pilot the development of packaged incentives for local businesses. Big Stone Gap, Haysi, and St. Paul will all take a unique approach […]