The Roanoke Regional Partnership has launched a new website to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Here is a press release from the partnership:
Entrepreneurs needing some oomph now have some help with the debut of The Roanoke Entrepreneur hub (www.RoanokeEntrepreneur.com).
The new website features a wealth of information on one easy-to-navigate site. Created by the Roanoke Regional Partnership, www.RoanokeEntrepreneur.com is designed as a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing a business in the region.
“There has always been help available to start a business,” said Beth Doughty, executive director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership. “You just had to spend a lot of time finding it. We’re now bringing it together in one portal and promoting the site to help people find this important resource and connect to the Roanoke Region.”
RoanokeEntrepreneur.com features resources for business counseling, market data, funding and business services. It also has links to the legal requirements of forming a business such as licenses, permits, and taxes. Educational resources also provide information about business plans, human resources, organizational structure, exporting, and marketing.
“Our goal is to encourage new businesses to locate and thrive throughout the Roanoke Region,” Doughty said. “By placing multiple valuable resources for entrepreneurs in one place, we’re trying to make the business start-up process a little easier, and hopefully, helping to ensure long-term success.”
Search-engine marketing and social network sites such as Facebook will be used to drive traffic to the site and brand the region as a strong entrepreneurial community. The portal will eventually include entrepreneurial success stories, video interviews and other features.
Roanokeentrepreneur.com is the latest way the Roanoke Regional Partnership is working to attract people, money, and ideas to the Roanoke Region. From business and asset development to image-building, the organization’s online tools – www.Roanoke.org, www.RoanokeOutside.com – plus e-newsletters and social media networks are connecting businesses and people to the region.