I work hard everyday to create a world where every entrepreneur has the opportunity, support, and resources they need to make their business dreams come true. In 2012, I launched the Carroll Biz Challenge in partnership with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. This local business competition offers entrepreneurs in Carroll County, Maryland the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to compete for a $5,000 cash prize. Building on the success of this proven model, I'm very excited to launch Startup Local to help organizations nationwide to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship in their communities. I truly believe that all business starts local. Whether you run a main street boutique or a global enterprise technology company, your business depends on the people, organizations, and resources in your local community.