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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Business Bio: BIGS Cafe, Nashua

Type of business: Business Center – Comcast and Ace ticket dealer, free Internet, computer sweepstakes games, lounge with food and drink. BIGS is an acronym for Business, Internet, Games, Sports.

Main location: 295 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua.

Other locations: Opening 10 locations in New Hampshire over next three years.

Company Web site address: bigscafe.com.

Date began business in southern New Hampshire: June 2011.

Date opened at this location: July 2011.

Is this a franchise? No.

Owner: Bigs Cafe LLC.

Managers: Frank Godjikian and George Woods.

Days/Hours: 10 a.m.-midnight.

Number of full-time employees: 4.

Highlights of products and services: Great place to meet friends, enjoy food and drink, get your business done, watch your favorite major league sports team, purchased sports memorabilia, while playing casino-like sweepstakes games in a relaxing, social atmosphere. BIGS supports vital charities such as: Homes For Our Troops and COPS for Kids with Cancer and promotes our products and services through sweepstakes, which includes cash winnings on the spot; results of sweepstakes are revealed through our games.

Names and backgrounds of the key leaders: Frank Godjikian and George Woods have 50 years of combined business experience in retail and sales.

History of this business (moves, consolidations, new ownership or management): This is a new business concept for New England.

What’s the biggest challenge facing your type of business, and how are you approaching it? Familiarizing people with our new concept and spreading the word.

What’s the biggest change you would like to see in the business climate in this area? Better business associations and welcome programs.

What else should the readers know about your business? We donate 10 percent of our profits to charitable organizations 501(c)(3)s – Homes For Our Troops, COPS for Kids with Cancer and others local charities.