SBDCs In The News

You Can Probably Find This Family in Your Kitchen, With Help From the TAMIU SBDC

It’s a success story everyone likes to hear – a local family started their business out of their kitchen, with help from the TAMIU SBDC in Laredo, Texas. This business has now has grown to a company bringing their products to your kitchen. Watch the video.

Washington Small Businesses Invited to Share Success Stories March 22

Small business owners who have benefited from Washington SBDC consulting and training were invited to share their success on social media during National SBDC Day March 22. During the past 10 years, the Washington SBDC has helped more than 20,400 business owners statewide start more than 1,000 new businesses, save 4,655 jobs, create 9,161 jobs and access more than $645 million in new capital. Read more.

How to Start a Business When You Have No Money

Because bank loans are hard to get, especially with no track record of revenue, entrepreneurs often reach into their own pockets to fund a startup. But if those pockets are empty, it’s time to get creative. Here’s some advice from small business consultant Bill Burnham of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. Read more.

South Carolina Governor McMaster Issues SBDCDay Proclamation

Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina proclaimed March 22, 2017 as South Carolina SBDC Day and encouraged South Carolinians to recognize the South Carolina SBDC for its success in helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. Read more.

Colorado SBDC Celebrates SBDC Day

Colorado last week participated in the first national SBDC Day. With nearly 70 locations across the state, the Colorado SBDC Network last year provided 12,000 hours of consulting to 6,236 client businesses. That resulted in 3,770 jobs created, $95 million in sales growth, $122 million in capital investments and 451 new businesses started. Read more.

Connecticut SBDC Clients and the New World of Small-Business Ownership

A panel of local entrepreneurs shared their knowledge about a wide variety of topics during an event at the Microsoft store at the Danbury Fair mall in Connecticut. The event, attended by about 30 people, took place in honor of the first SBDC Day. All three entrepreneurs on the panel have used the services of the Danbury SBDC office. Read more.

U.S. Senators Risch and Shaheen Recognize SBDCs on SBDCDay

On the first-ever nationwide SBDCDay, United States Senators Jim Risch of Idaho and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire recognized the contributions made to our nation and its small businesses by the good work of America’s SBDCs. Read more.

Louisiana Governor Edwards Proclaims March 22, 2017 as ‘SBDC Day’

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation that March 22, 2017 was “Small Business Development Center Day” in the state of Louisiana. The proclamation was presented to the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (Louisiana SBDC), in support of the SBDC Day national movement to share the small business success stories and notable impact of SBDCs, at New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week during Cox Business’ “Get Started Louisiana” pitch competition. Read more.

State of Texas Recognizes America’s SBDC Day at Capitol; UTSA South-­West Texas Border SBDC Network Joins Celebration

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation observing the first national America’s SBDC Day at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Wednesday. The Texas Senate and House of Representatives also read resolutions to recognize the Texas SBDC Network, which has been strengthening Texas economy for over 30 years. Read more. For a photo, click here.

Michigan SBDC Celebrates SBDC Day with Best Small Businesses

To celebrate the success and impact SBDCs foster each year, the Michigan SBDC network is celebrating SBDC Day. SBDC Day is a nationwide celebration of small business success stories and the impact of SBDCs. As part of SBDC Day, the Michigan SBDC is proud to announce twelve companies that have received the Michigan SBDC’s Best Small Business Award. Read more.

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Celebrates #SBDCDay in Video Message

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon celebrates #SBDCDay, inviting America’s entrepreneurs to visit their local SBDCs this Wednesday, March 22. Watch the video.

Illinois SBDCs Celebrate #SBDCDay

This year, for the first time, a day has been set aside to focus on the SBDCs across the country that help entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 will be SBDC Day — a national celebration of small business successes and the SBDCs that helped make them possible. Read more.

Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University SBDC Celebrates SBDC Day

RunLites CEO and President Mary Tiffin says the Bucknell University SBDC has brought big city resources for businesses and start-ups to local small towns. Tiffin is talking about her love for the Bucknell SBDC just before the first annual SBDC Day on Wednesday. SBDC clients, partners, and professionals are invited to share their stories about how their SBDC helped them start and manage their businesses on Twitter using the hashtag, #SBDCDay, and participate in chapter programming across the nation. Read more.

Small Business Development Center Day in Bismarck, North Dakota

In smaller cities like Bismarck, small businesses play a major part in the community. Also important, the development centers that help them get started. Mayor Mike Seminary proclaimed Wednesday, March 22, as ‘Small Business Development Center Day’ in conjunction with the national proclamation. Read more.

Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed March 22 to be “SBDC Day” in Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed March 22 to be “SBDC Day” in Minnesota, recognizing the important role that Small Business Development Centers play in supporting more than 500,000 small businesses in the state. The state’s SBDCs last year served 3,339 clients and provided them with 34,000 hours of one-on-one technical assistance. Read more.

Pennsylvania Celebrates its Small Business Development Centers, Which Annually Help Thousands

The Pennsylvania SBDC, which has 18 locations in the state, including offices run through Lehigh University in Bethlehem and Kutztown University in Reading, is celebrating National SBDC Day by promoting its accomplishments over the last year. Kelly Cofrancisco, outreach and partnership manager for the SBDC Philadelphia region, said the organization, which helps small businesses prepare business plans and obtain financing, helped small businesses in the state obtain $182.2 million in new investment in 2016. Read more.

Small Business Development Center Day, One Man’s Success Story in South Dakota

Wednesday was Small Business Development Center Day, a day to recognize the success and impact SBDCs have in helping small businesses across the nation. And for one client of the South Dakota SBDC, it all started when his grandparents owned a small hotel in Hill City when he was just a kid, he then grew into managing a local hotel in Rapid City, to now owning the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites. Read more.

Montana Governor Bullock Celebrates Success of Small Businesses in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock recognized the work small business development centers play in helping launch new businesses as part of the first Small Business Development Center (SBDC) day on Wednesday. Read more.

Alabama Small Business Development Center Has Big Impact

The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is being recognized this week for its role in helping thousands of small businesses in Alabama, as part of national “SBDC Day” to share the impact SBDCs have in communities across the country. Read more.

Staten Island Small Business Development Center Celebrates Accomplishments

In an effort to celebrate their accomplishments, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) across the country are hosting their first SBDC Day on March 22. Located on the grounds of the College of Staten Island, with satellite offices in New Dorp and Brooklyn, the Staten Island SBDC has served as a primary resource for small business owners for more than 20 years. Read more.

Big Ideas for Small Business in Pennsylvania

Whether you’re looking to start your own small business or grow your current company, a national campaign that’s underway is hoping to help! Wednesday, March 22, marks Small Business Development Centers Day. Read more.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Celebrates Achievements

Jeff Diggan, the founder of BlueLine Chauffeurs in Milton, Pennsylvania, was excited to promote the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center during the first national Small Business Development Day. Read more.

Pennsylvania SBDC Releases 2016 Impact Data on SBDC Day

Today, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have released the results of their services to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016 as part of National SBDC Day. Read more.

Small Business Celebrated by Pennsylvania’s Clarion University SBDC

The Clarion University SBDC participated in a celebration of the state’s first small business Day. Read more.

The Free Resource Your Business Is Overlooking

Amy Cantin and Larinda Rainwater had been travel agents for over 20 years. They knew the logical next step would be to open their own travel agency, but that prospect was intimidating. Fortunately, a friend referred them to the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, where, for nearly a year, they worked with business consultant Robert Bahn to develop a plan for their business and prepare to go out on their own. Read more.

March 22nd is the First Ever SBDC Day in Vermont and the Nation

Did you know that the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is part of a nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers? For the first time ever, we are all teaming up to celebrate #SBDCday on March 22, 2017. Read more.

Maui SBDC to Celebrate Inaugural SBDC Day

The Small Business Development Center in Kīhei will take part in the first-ever America’s SBDC Day. To celebrate, the Maui Center of the Hawaiʻi SBDC Network will be holding an open house on Wednesday, March 22. Read more.

Florida SBDC Network Celebrates Inaugural SBDC Day on March 22, 2017

To celebrate the success and impact that SBDCs foster each year, the network will take part in SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 22. Read more.

Kentucky SBDCs Celebrating Inaugural SBDC Day

Though starting a business has changed dramatically over the last 36 years, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network has been there throughout. To celebrate the positive effect KSBDC’s consultants have across the state each year, the network of 12 offices will take part in the inaugural SBDC Day Wednesday, March 22. Read more.

New Mexico SBDC Celebrates Inaugural National SBDC Day

“I help entrepreneurs to live their passion, create a business legacy and unleash their creative spirit.” — Julianna Barbee, SBDC Director. Read more.

One of the Nation’s Most Beneficial Public/Private Partnerships: SBDCs

The first America’s SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, uniting the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs have on the small business community. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more. Read more.