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Helena SBDC Regional Director Wins 2nd Place at Business Startup Challenge

Friday, April 21, 2017/Categories: Market MT, Small Business Development Center Network

The SBDC would like to congratulate Helena Regional Director Brandon Orr, hosted by Helena College, for taking home second place at the 28th annual statewide John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge last week. His business, Ryffit, creates custom sheet music books, and Orr plans to leverage YouTube influencers with large audiences and generate revenue for both parties through the books. Orr beat out 14 other competitors for the second place win of $7,500, only surpassed by Cowboy Cricket Farms, SBDC Shark Tank second place winner in March.

“Not only are we helping entrepreneurs across the state succeed, we are becoming entrepreneurs ourselves,” said State Director Chad Moore. “We are proud of Brandon and the experience he will contribute to small businesses with this win.”

Read more press on the event at: http://missoulian.com/news/local/young-entrepreneurs-compete-for-funds-at-competition-at-the-university/article_d6dac699-60c9-53f3-9e47-1db03961f966.html

View photos of the event at: https://www.instagram.com/johnruffattobsc/

 
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