America’s SBDC and USTelecom Team Up to Bolster Small Business Cyber Defenses

America’s SBDC, the Association that represents the nation’s largest small business resource network, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and innovators, today announced a new partnership to help small businesses and entrepreneurs bolster cybersecurity defenses. Read more.

Accounting & Planning Help for Struggling Businesses

In recent months, the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (NEI-SBDC) has been connecting its clients that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 virus with area marketing professionals, providing no-cost assistance to help business owners get their companies back on track. Read more.

Free marketing services available

Getting local products to market is taking on a whole new meaning in northern Michigan. A partnership between the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center and Taste the Local Difference is offering free marketing services to farmers and other small food-based businesses in the region. Read more.

WARF UpStart program and SBDC support women and BIPOC entrepreneurs

Every fall and winter for ten weeks, WARF’s UpStart Program trains cohorts of women and BIPOC entrepreneurs about every aspect of business ownership, from social media marketing to buying insurance to writing a business plan. Michelle Somes-Booher, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW–Madison, and her team create the UpStart curriculum, which is taught by SBDC staff and business community members. Read more.

SCV Chamber, PPE Unite, and SBDC team up to distribute safety equipment

The PPE Unite program teamed up with a number of county and local officials Saturday to bring free personal protective equipment to small businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley. The event led by the coalition of groups — that also included the Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office — saw the distribution of more than 12 pallets of PPE equipment given to those who participated in the drive-thru event. Read more.

Octane and Silicon Catalyst Announce a Broad Collaboration to Support Semiconductor Innovation

Octane Enterprise Solutions, a subsidiary of Octane, the convening organization of Southern California’s technology and med-tech ecosystem, has established a collaboration with Silicon Catalyst to assist early and growth stage semiconductor companies in Southern California. The partnership includes a referral system for Octane to offer the Silicon Catalyst incubator process to qualifying companies and makes available to graduates of the Silicon Catalyst incubator participation in Octane’s award-winning company accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC. Read more.

IT Expert to Help Businesses Improve Results Through Latest Tools

Joshua Allan, business alignment manager for Modesto-based ITSolutions|Currie, a Modesto-based Managed Service Provider, will be the guest speaker for this month’s Tech Connect. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Bay Valley Tech and Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) established Tech Connect to expand networking among regional businesses who use digital marketing/technology services and the providers of those services. Read more.

Wyoming SBDC Launches Website to Aid Small Businesses

There is a new, no-fee e-commerce marketplace available to Wyoming small businesses from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC). They are expanding services through the CARES Act Recovery Program and launched shopwyoming.com. Read more.

Free webinar teaching ‘How to Start a Business’

Registration is open for the Delaware Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) free “How to Start a Business” webinar. Following the webinar, participants may then register for free one-on-one business advising with SBDC. Read more.

PA Small Business Development Center Continues to Serve in Midst of COVID-19

The PASBDC appreciates the Wolf administration’s budget proposal that includes continued level funding of $9.8M for the three partner groups of the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), including the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center program. The uncertainty of the past year left many small businesses in a whirlwind, unsure where to seek assistance. The Pennsylvania SBDC network expanded its outreach and resources to thousands of small businesses, helping them reinvent their business models. Read more.

Mohawk Valley SBDC offering webinar for businesses owned by women

Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a webinar for businesses owned by women. The SBA has changed the process to become certified as a woman-owned small business for federal opportunities. Read more.

Paris SBDC Hosting Meetings

Paris’ Small Business Development Center will host three virtual meetings to assist small businesses. The first two training sessions feature guest speaker Tisha Dodge, a business lawyer and founder of Dodge Legal Group, SPC. The Feb. 25 online meeting features guest speaker Kasia Johnson, marketing expert and CEO of Merge Forward, on “How to Grow Your Business With Social Content.” Read more.

Campus Connection: SBDC helps the local baker start her business

In 2019, SBDC worked with over 425 business owners, helped start 38 new businesses, and facilitated nearly $ 8 million in small business financing from regional lenders and investors. “Starting a business is difficult, but SBDC is committed to helping business owners reach their potential,” says Anne Hlavacka, Director of SBDC. Read more.

New advisers bring practical experience, insights to SBDC team

The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has welcomed two new professionals to it’s team of local business advisers. Read more.

Colleen Mulvhill recognized for the Top 5 Greatest Impact Generation: Capital Funding

Colleen Mulvihill, Small Business Development Manager for the STL Partnership and Small Business Counselor for the Missouri Small Business Development Center was recognized under the category “Top 5 Greatest Impact Generation: Capital Funding.” Read more.

Higgins & Buffalo State College SBDC to host virtual workshop preparing small businesses for funding opportunities

Congressman Brian Higgins and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite local small businesses to a free virtual workshop to help prepare for future funding opportunities by identifying and reviewing required documents and financial information for funding applications. Read more.

WTAMU Small Business Development Center sees increase in new clients

Despite the pandemic, many people in the Panhandle are taking a chance and opening new businesses. During the month of January, West Texas A&M University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) met with almost double the number of clients they met with on January of last year. Read more.

Upcoming classes cater to new business owners, and those wrestling with financial issues

At the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), advisors hear daily from would-be entrepreneurs who are discussing plans to launch new businesses here on the coast, to follow their dreams – dreams that have been shelved for many months, in some cases. Shelved temporarily, but not lost. Read more.

New Pandemic Bill Gives Financial Resources to Small Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on the economy, additional resources have been made available to support small businesses during this difficult time. This article covers some of the details of the program that have been improved or changed to provide additional financial resources and was written by Dezaray Johnson, Business Development Training Coordinator, Angelo State University Small Business Development Center. Read more.

Paris SBDC holding online seminar on hiring law updates

Legal requirements for workers changed in 2020 and understanding the difference between employees, contractors, and outsourcing is the focus of an online seminar from the Paris Small Business Development Center schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 20 Read more.