Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM CDT
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Ozarks Small Business Incubator 
408 Washington Ave
West Plains, MO 65775

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Brittany Simers 
Ozarks Small Business Incubator 

Welocme to EPIC 19! 

Hear the journey local entrepreneurs faced when starting their own business, the rewards and pitfalls and what it took to become successful at EPIC, OzSBI's annual National Small Business Week celebration!

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Keynote Speaker - Ellen Rohr

Ellen nearly sank her husband’s plumbing company after his partner died unexpectedly. Boy was she humbled! It seemed like lots of money was movinthrough the company, but at the end of the month there was never any money left. In desperation, Ellen figured out how to make lots money and turned the business around. She inspires thousands, in workshops, presentations and online, to make business un-complicated and live life un-leashed.

Ellen is also a successful franchisor, helping launch a plumbing franchise to 47 locations and $40 million in sales in under 2 years. Now, she is the president of Zoom Drain and Sewer, LLC. She is a columnist for Huffington Post, PHC News, and an “in the trenches” contributor to many business journals and trade magazines. Ellen is a popular, high-energy TV Celebrity who has been on over 50 news programs, encouraging people to make their own money.


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Pitch Competition

The EPIC Pitch Competition will feature two divisions, a student division and a community division. The student division will be students from the area who are thinking about starting their own business once their schooling is complete.The community division will those who are in the first phase of building their business. 

OzSBI Entrepreneur of the Year

Since 2014, OzSBI has honored an area entrepreneur by naming them OzSBI’s Entrepreneur of the Year at our annual EPIC celebration.

National Small Business Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from our seven-county area. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create sustainable jobs, drive innovation and increase America’s global competitiveness.

We will announce the OzSBI Enterpreneur of the Year after the Pitch Competition.

Stay tuned! 




Thank You, EPIC Sponsors!