Stories tagged with: MCBI

April 12, 2013 - 10:06am
1 year 19 weeks ago

Could you have the next big idea?

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding it's annual Big Idea Contest. The contest is designed to identify businesses and entrepreneurs who have innovative and unique ideas.

"We really do encourage young people to get involved because they are the technology folks. They know what they want to have and of course there are even companies out there right now in business that may have a better way of doing something that we may be able...

February 22, 2013 - 6:39pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

A local organization is working to promote small businesses.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held an outreach meeting to help businesses in rural areas obtain financing for their company and commercial loans for energy efficiency improvements and also renewable energy developments. Statewide loan companies attended the meeting to inform local companies of their options.

"We're trying to just get the word out about our programs and the programs that are...

October 10, 2012 - 2:46pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

A local organization wants to see your new business take off.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. The contest is calling on all start-up businesses in the region to enter for a chance to win cash prizes but also business services.

"We're kind of giving folks with ideas an avenue to maybe turn those into a business or learn how to manufacture their product really what we like to say is we kind of take and idea from...

November 17, 2011 - 6:34pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.

The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.

"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."


September 30, 2011 - 11:38am
2 years 47 weeks ago

After years of planning and months of construction the Muskingum County Business Incubator is ready to grow business in our area.

The MCBI cut the ribbon on their new location at the old Maysville Elementary School. The move allows the incubator to help more small businesses and expand what they can offer to potential customers.

"The backbone of our economy is resting on small businesses," said Executive Director Carol Humphreys. "We do need to pay attention. We do...

August 5, 2011 - 2:05pm
3 years 3 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,"...

February 11, 2011 - 5:23pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

The call is going out for entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a new product or have an idea, but lack the tools needed to help get started. The Muskingum County Business Incubator may have the solution for you.

The organization is launching its second annual Big Idea contest. The contest is meant for entrepreneurs or business owners looking to get their foot in the door for marketing their products to their specific market.

"Really this is a contest to promote anyone...

February 16, 2010 - 6:28pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is looking to become self-supportive.

Carol Humphreys with the incubator met with the Muskingum County Commissioners and representatives from Senator Sherrod Brown's office to give an update and discuss more areas for funding.

Humphreys says she would like to see the incubator expand to have a community kitchen. The community kitchen could help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and have residents consume food...

January 7, 2010 - 1:42pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Have you always wanted to do something or have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to start?

There is a new program that might help. It's called the Micro-Enterprise Business Development Program that helps small business and people with ideas for a business for free.

"We're kinda of in a place where the businesses need the support and the support and the services are available. A lot of what we offer to small businesses is for free and you know this...

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