Bridgewater College Seniors Seek Local Businesses to Partner with on Entrepreneurial Projects

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If you own a small business and are looking for help with some projects, Bridgewater College seniors are ready to assist. Twenty-five seniors in a spring 2024 entrepreneurship course want to form working partnerships with four small businesses or nonprofits in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham and Augusta County areas.

Bridgewater students will help these businesses with marketing plans, consumer research, feasibility studies for new products or services, and logo and publication development, among other projects. Students can also aid businesses in building new marketing plans to help them market themselves more successfully. To participate, small businesses and nonprofits should propose projects that are entrepreneurially oriented, are designed to fit the students’ capabilities, can be completed over a three-month period and have enough substance to merit course credit.

“Students will use their knowledge to write business plans or marketing plans for the selected organizations,” said Dr. Maria V. Lugo, associate professor of business administration and a faculty adviser for the project.

Businesses or nonprofits that are interested in taking advantage of Bridgewater’s Entrepreneurial Experience-Service Learning Project should contact Lugo by email at or by telephone at 540-828-5418. The deadline for project submission is Friday, Dec. 1, 2023.