SBDCs In The News

Statewide Texas Conference to Encourage Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Rural Communities

Early registration is now open for the Texas Rural Challenge, an annual conference hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development – Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Rural Business Program. Read more.

Colorado SBDC Announces 2017 Leading Edge Business Plan Competition Winners

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced the winners of the annual Leading Edge Business Plan Competition awards. Read more.

C.E. “Tee” Rowe of America’s SBDCs Becomes 2017 Chair of Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC)

The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) announced that C.E. “Tee” Rowe, President of America’s Small Business Development Centers, has been elected Chair of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC). The SBLC is an independent, permanent coalition of 50 national trade and professional associations whose goal is to maximize the advocacy and presence of small business on Federal legislative and regulatory policy issues, and to disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small businesses. Read more.

Biz Briefs: Young People in Massachusetts Start to Work on Their Own Businesses

The business planning program for young people, which is presented by BerkShares in partnership with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network’s Berkshire Regional Office and in collaboration with Berkshire Community College’s South County Center, has involved community members as mentors, teachers, and advisors for young entrepreneurs over the past two years. On Jan. 25, this year’s program started off with a whole new level of community involvement. Read more.

Idaho SBDC offers Small Business Bootcamp Series

This spring, Idaho’s Pocatello SBDC is offering a seminar series that covers topics such as starting a small business, preparing a great website, and understanding your market. Read more.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alum Launches Beauty Supply Business with SBDC Expertise

After six years of planning and fine-tuning her business strategy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Breon Green has opened the doors on her new beauty supply business, Divine Immanence LLC, in Maryville. Read more.

Morehead State University Area Consultants Recognized at Kentucky SBDC Conference

Morehead State University SBDC staff received awards for its achievements at the Kentucky Small Business Development Center conference held in Lexington. Read more.

Pennsylvania SBDC and Innovation Partnership to Assist Startup Tech Companies with SBIR/STTR Funding

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Innovation Partnership (IPart) have received funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses. Read more.

SBA Ready to Assist Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight Line Winds

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Louisiana businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced. The declaration covers Livingston and Orleans Parishes as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred Feb. 7, 2017. Read more.

Northern California’s Napa-Sonoma SBDC Impact Totals $17.2 Million in 2016

Nearly $17.2 million in small business sales in Napa and Sonoma counties in 2016 can be attributed to the Napa Valley College Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center, the center reports. Read more.

Butte, Montana Business Cited as Success Story in SBDC Annual Report

Blacklock Block Manufacturing, a cement-manufacturing company based in Butte, has been included as a “success story” in an annual report put out by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development on behalf of Small Business Development Centers across the state. Read more.