BBA Solutions Investing in the Future of Arkansas Business

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HSU Students Getting “Reddie” For The Workforce

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"We are excited for our company to be a part of a competition amongst college students that encourages entrepreneurship and economic development.." James Barnes, Founder and CEO of BBA Solutions.

BBA Solutions recently announced their commitment as the title sponsor of Henderson State University‘s Business Plan Competition. The competition is intended to inspire entrepreneurial endeavors with a focus on economic development, as well as exposing students to the realities of the business world. Qualifying students must have an in-depth knowledge of marketing techniques, business cycles, market trends and financial projections.

With substantial fiscal rewards at stake, eligible students working independently or in teams of 2–6 must establish a probable business plan that will be presented to a panel of judges. The top 3 contestants from HSU will share a $9,000 reward as well as the opportunity to present their HSU business plans at the Business Battle of the Ravine against Ouachita Baptist University. Six finalists from both institutions will present their ideas to an all new panel of judges in Arkadelphia’s town hall, where the top four will be awarded a share of $10,000. In addition, Henderson State University Business Plan competitors, as well as students from various Arkansas universities will have the opportunity to submit their business plans to the Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Competition. Select groups will then be chosen to present business plans at the state level competition, where winners share financial rewards exceeding $270,000.

“We are excited for our company to be a part of a competition amongst college students that encourages entrepreneurship and economic development. We know these students are the future job creators for our state, which is why we view this as a necessary investment,” said James Barnes, Founder & CEO, BBA Solutions.

BBA Solutions, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of the largest textbook companies in the United States. BBA Solutions has proven sustained success through online sales by partnering with the top online retail marketplaces, as well as operating more than 100 on and off campus retail stores across 20 states. With local and national brands such as FirstClassBooks.com, RentText.com, First Class Cellular Repair, QBot Mobile Rewards, Textbook Brokers all operating under the BBA Solutions corporate umbrella, they have proven to be a leader in a number of diverse enterprises.

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