Rhode Island Business Competition "Define the Customer" Workshop is February 4th

PROVIDENCE - (January 26, 2021) - The Rhode Island Business Competition's workshop "Define the Customer" will be held on Thursday, February 4th. This will be a virtual event produced by District Hall Providence. This event will be from 5:00-7:00 pm and will feature Dave Lubelczyk. Known as the “Brain For Rent", Dave is a one-man think-tank who converts obstacles into actions. For 25 years, he has specialized in helping entrepreneurs, management teams, and business owners get unstuck.

Although an entrepreneur may feel they have the most innovative product or service it really does not matter if there is no market for it. Defining the customer is an essential process which includes creating a customer profile to clearly define not only the customers' needs by understanding their buying patterns but also what motivates them to buy. In this interactive workshop, participants can start to identify who their customers are and how to find them which will serve as an aid when they develop their marketing strategies and business plan.

This event is free and open to the public. The Eventbrite link is:


For more information, please visit www.ri-business.com.

Sponsors of the 2021 Rhode Island Business Competition

Pillar sponsors are Cox Business, Everhope Foundation, and the Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund. Other lead sponsors include Envision Technology Advisors, Hinckley Allen, Integrated Media Group, KLR, Sprout Coworking, and Tech Collective.

Also sponsoring is Barlow, Joseph & Holmes, Brown University, Greater Providence Chamber, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, TD Bank, and Center for Women & Enterprise.

Additional sponsors include Bank Rhode Island, Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., Business Development Company, Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Dimeo Construction Company, Citizens Bank, Navigant Credit Union, Morgan Stanley - Richard Carriere, Teknor Apex, The Washington Trust Co., Cherrystone Angel Group, Fidelity Investments, Hayes & Sherry RE Services, Newport Biodiesel, and Pawtucket Credit Union.

The Rhode Island Business Competition aims to create and foster growth companies in Rhode Island that will increase local employment. This non-profit is supported by a broad range of sponsors that include private businesses, investors, foundations, colleges and universities, public entities, nonprofit organizations, and former competitors. Today, it is one of the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast. The Competition encourages plans for new businesses, as well as from early stage companies.

The application for the Rhode Island Business Competition 2021 is open now. Details can be found at ri-business.com.