Nine local entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the second annual Spark! — a local small-business pre-accelerator program developed by the Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber to provide opportunities, exposure and company growth for local entrepreneurs.
Through mentorship, group sessions, expert-led workshops, feedback on pitches and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in a pitch contest, Spark! helps entrepreneurs refine the tools they have and acquire the ones they need.
Companies must remain in compliance with a range of regulations and laws to reduce the likelihood of accidents, fatalities and governmental penalties. K Scott Consults LLC, a loss-control regulatory compliance consulting company, helps employers by providing expert compliance guidance.
Keneasha Scott founded the firm in 2014 after serving as a loss prevention and safety administrator for eight years; she became a consultant afterwards, starting her own company. Participating in Spark! is a way of learning strategies to grow her consulting business.
“Usually, being the compliance consultant, I am the one who is contacted for subject matter expert, so I am really excited and looking forward to being imparted into by those with more knowledge and experience,” she said.
Read the full article introducing this year’s Spark! class from Arkansas Money & Politics: SPARKING INNOVATION: 2020 SPARK! CLASS FROM VENTURE CENTER GOES VIRTUAL.
We hope you enjoy getting to know each of our entrepreneurs and encourage you to register for the GEW Pitch Competition, which takes place Nov. 17, to see their pitches!