Stories tagged with: Entrepreneurs

May 31, 2013 - 6:10pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator announced the winners of their Big Idea Contest Friday evening. The MCBI had 24 unique entries for the contest, but only three could win.

"The Big Idea Contest was created so that we can get individuals to be thinking about something different, something innovative. We know there's a lot of folks with good ideas but they're on the shelf at home or their in the garage. We want them to bring them out and lets find out if it's something there's...

August 5, 2011 - 2:05pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Do you have a great invention, but aren't sure how to patent the idea?

Muskingum County Business Incubator is teaming up with TechGrowth Ohio to help local inventors patent their business, product or idea. Executive in Residence Sherry Stewart said the Appalachia Ohio area is full of inventors and people with patents on ideas, but many times these individuals will not follow-through to market the product.

"Be proactive and understand your idea is time sensitive,"...

June 19, 2011 - 6:02pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The idea of starting your own business may seem daunting...But to pursue a passion, is one risk, two local men are willing to take.

About six months ago, local entrepreneurs, Jim Jackson and Aaron Spragg took their interest in Ohio heritage and gave it a name...State of Devotion, it's a clothing and accessory line, designed to build moral and pride in local history. Jackson said, he has heard a lot of negativity surrounding small town Ohio and the current economy.

"I've...

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