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Big Ideas of the Gulfcoast – What’s BIG and what does it mean? BCSRQ L&L

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Kick-off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Sarasota with BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and BIG.

There has been lots of press lately about this thing called BIG. Although there have been several articles published recently, there still seems to be some confusion about what BIG means to you as entrepreneurs and business builders. Suzette Jones, Program Director of BIG joins us Friday, November 15th to clarify what makes BIG so valuable to our community and how you can be a part.

BIG is an entrepreneurial concierge service that connects bright ideas with the right resources to stimulate new business growth in the Gulf Coast region. For students who seek help growing their innovative idea or venture, BIG offers customized referrals to coaching, business planning, funding, and other support. No idea is too small for BIG. We harvest viable ideas from across the region and match them with the specialized assistance they need—in other words, we bring the right services or resources to you. To learn more about BIG and how you can participate, visit ( BIG is an initiative of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Suzette Jones has been developing businesses for over twenty years. She understands organizational challenges because she has faced them herself in virtually every capacity, CEO to consultant, dealing with start-ups, established businesses and non-profits needing expansion or re-invention. With the perspective of a serial entrepreneur, Jones has developed customized solutions that yield concrete and measurable results. She harnesses her dynamic personal talents with a true understanding of numbers and network connections to take ideas to reality.

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