Bacon scores at small business competition

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Janay Brown, a student at Old Dominion Univ., scored big recently at the Small Business Championship, which is sponsored by Sam’s Club and SCORE, the largest network of volunteer business mentors in the United States. Brown is the founder of Full Belly Delights LLC, a gourmet retailer specializing in desserts made with pork and turkey bacon.

Brown was among 102 winners chosen in the United States, and one of three winners selected from Virginia. She received a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card and an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas for training and mentoring from SCORE to grow her business.

The win put her in the running for one of three additional $25,000 grand prizes through the American Business Championship. Winners will be announced this summer.

In 2016, Brown was a student finalist in the inaugural Lion’s Lair Competition in which Old Dominion students and alumni pitched their ideas for a start-up company. She netted $3,000 for her efforts.

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