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Idea-to-Business Seminar set for Oct. 27

October 1, 2008

You've spent countless nights and weekends researching it or it just came to you in the middle of the night - or in the shower. Or maybe it's really your brother-in-law's idea, but he's all talk and you're going to be the one to make money from it.

However it got inside your head, it's the idea for the perfect business. But an idea is all it is and you need help to make it a reality.

Help will be available at the "Idea-to-Business Seminar" from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. October 27 in the Heritage Lounge and Ballroom inside Tirey Hall at Indiana State University.

Entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into reality will be there, along with economic development officials, business consultants and educators.

Topics to be addressed include "Idea Validation and Opportunity Assessment," "Business Plan Development" and "Finding the Money."

Featured luncheon speaker will be Angela Timm of Cottage Garden Collections in Bainbridge, first runner-up for National Small Business Person of the Year.

Cost of the seminar is $35 per person, including breakfast and lunch. Reservations are required by Oct. 20 and may be made by contacting the ISU Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation at 812-237-2536 or

Sponsors, in addition to the Center for Business Support, are the Indiana Small Business Development Center, Terre Haute Economic Development Corp., Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Department of Economic Development and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Contact: Richard Pittelkow, interim director, Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation, Indiana State University, 812-237-2536 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or