The primary goal of the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship is to extend
an arm of support to the local and national business community in such
a way as to facilitate new business and further the goals of established
businesses. This has been accomplished over the last 20 years through
a number of outreach programs designed to assist local entrepreneurial
efforts as well as national business interest.
Three programs are currently offered through the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship for both practicing and potential entrepreneurs:
The Innovation Evaluation Program - A program designed to
give a new product or idea an objective evaluation to help determine the
likelihood for commercial success. Any individual, regardless of location,
can submit a business idea or invention for an in depth marketability
analysis. Established in 1981, this was the first non-government funded
innovation evaluation program in the United States.
Institute for Family Business - Established in 1987, the
Institute's primary goal has been to support the family business
through programs, workshops, and forums that provide educational resources
to help businesses survive and prosper through the generations.