The key to the success of Grow! Highland County is the active participation of the local Resource Board. The Resource Board members are Business people within Highland County who are successful in their own lines of work and are passionate about sharing their expertise with new entrepreneurs. The Resource Board has members with a wide range of expertise in banking, small business management, food service industry, agriculture, communications, marketing, sales, engineering, architecture, education, legal services and more!
After initial meetings with the Enterprise Facilitator, Resource Board members are recruited to the project based on the areas of need for that business. All Resource Board members go through training to understand the basic premise of the program and sign confidentiality agreements to ensure that the clients project information remains confidential. The program also partners with regional small business resources available through the area. All shared information is completely confidential to respect the sensitive nature of the plans for each business.