SBDCs In The News

America’s SBDC and eZ-Xpo to Launch Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses

eZ-Xpo, a global leader in Virtual Collaborative Networks, announced a new Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses through a strategic alliance with America’s SBDC, to be launched at the Association’s 37th Annual Professional Development Conference and Tradeshow on September 4-8, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more.

New Executive Director Named for Illinois’ Starved Rock Country Alliance SBDC

The Starved Rock County Alliance has hired Amy Lambert as the new Executive Director of the Illinois SBDC at Starved Rock Country Alliance. Lambert, new to the area, was central to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Peoria region. Read more.

San Jacinto College SBDC Supports Pearland and South Houston Entrepreneurs

The San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center has kick-started the dreams of small-business ownership for local entrepreneurs in the Pearland and south Houston area. The San Jacinto College SBDC, which has a site at the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, helps clients launch businesses, advises them on mergers and acquisitions, helps entrepreneurs find funding and walks them through the paperwork. All services are offered at no cost to the client. Read more.

Northeastern California SBDC at Sierra Business Council Pitch Camp and Showcase

The Northeastern California SBDC at Sierra Business Council is helping to launch the Tahoe Pitch Camp and Tahoe Pitch Showcase, a series of workshops culminating in a showcase for local entrepreneurs, startups and founders to present their innovative companies and ideas. Read more.

Laura Harper Wins Award from UW-Green Bay and the DCEDC

The UW-Green Bay SBDC and the Door County EDC announced Laura Harper is the winner of the $1,000 cash award for the best business plan originating from the 16th annual Door County Entrepreneurial Training Program course conducted earlier this year. Harper’s plan is to eventually create a communal art house and boutique featuring gifts and artisan made goods. Read more.

CSU Bakersfield SBDC Consultant to Speak at Rotary

The Rotary of Club of China Lake will host the CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center’s own Jay Thompson at its July 19 meeting. Read more.

Lancaster, New Hampshire’s Polish Princess Bakery

Magdalena Randall dreamed of owning her own bakery. But she also needed a financial plan to get a loan. She went to Stewart Gates, a business adviser for the NH Small Business Development Center, which offers free counseling. Read more.

Texas Rural Challenge Conference Encourages Entrepreneurship And Gets Media’s Attention

The Texas Rural Challenge statewide conference to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development in rural communities is spurring rural development and getting media attention. Read more.

West Virginia SBDC: Flood Relief Efforts Forge Strong Bond for WVU MBA Students

For West Virginians, the world stopped spinning on June 23, 2016. Torrential rainfall caused a devastating flood across several counties.Business owners impacted by the flooding were eligible to receive grants of up to $10,000 each. Unfortunately, state government does not have the resources to follow up with each of these business owners, so the West Virginia Small Business Development Center turned to the WVU CSL. And that is where the MBA students stepped up to the plate. Read more.

Business Confidence Remains High in Michigan

A new survey shows that despite continued pressure on retail and a talent crunch across industries, Michigan small business owners are seeing mostly sunny skies this summer. Locally, that number is much higher, say leaders at the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) at Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more.

SBDC’s Assistance Can be Invaluable to New Hampshire Small Businesses

SBDC advisors provide advice on financing, introducing new products, business sustainability and more. Read more.