Geneseo SBDC recognized for pandemic support effort that retained 500 area jobs

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently recognized SUNY Geneseo’s Small Business Development Center for its COVID-19 pandemic support efforts. The SBDC assisted 19 clients in securing $2.5 million in investments and saved or retained 500 jobs with the SBA’s highly utilized Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program loan programs. Read more.

NH SBDC, NH Tech Alliance launch Cybersecurity Initiative

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center and the New Hampshire Tech Alliance are teaming up to offer cybersecurity assistance and resources to small businesses in the state. Read more.

Paris, Texas SBDC Offers Training On Startup Funding Options

How to fund a startup with retirement or other options is the focus of a virtual training session on April 14. Sponsored by the Paris Small Business Development Center, the webinar will feature guest speaker Tisha Dodge, Dodge Legal Group, SPC. Attendees will learn of different means to fund a startup business, including retirement funds or leverage other non-retirement-based options, without waiting to acquire investors to begin. Read more.

Louisiana SBDC offers no-cost disaster, cyber help; encourages business owners to plan now for Hurricane Season 2021

As the State of Louisiana prepares for a potential early hurricane season in 2021, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering business continuity, disaster planning and cybersecurity services at no-cost to Louisiana small business owners. Read more.

Tennessee SBDC Honors McKenzie City Florist With Rising Star Award

In 2018, David and Michele Jarrett put their entrepreneurial spirit in high gear as they opened McKenzie City Florist & More. Fast forward four years, the Jarretts are celebrating their successful endeavors and were recently presented the Rising Star Award from the Regional Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Read more.

SBDC helping provide websites to small businesses

The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center has funding for 12 city of Charlottesville and 12 Albemarle County businesses to have a website made for their business. Read more.

Institute for Economic Development generated $2.4 billion impact in 2020

Shortly after the pandemic hit in 2020, IED staff were prepared to help business owners and entrepreneurs. The advisors at the IED’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) not only continued with their business consulting, training and research; they also quickly pivoted to help bring pandemic relief to small businesses, including financial assistance via the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) assistance. Read more.

Small Business Webinar Helps Attendees Connect With New And Existing Customers

Michael Mitilier and Darcy Swon with the Iowa SBDC will help small business owners and managers recognize who their customers are and where they can be reached on social media. The pair will help those attending the 7:30 a.m. presentation with identifying key traits that will aid in developing and strengthening relationships with their customers. Read more.

Superior touts success of Small Business Development Center

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, was also Small Business Development Center Day in the city of Superior. Mayor Jim Paine made the proclamation during a virtual presentation highlighting the center’s work during 2020. Read more.

New owners take the helm

“SBDC provided the resources to help us understand how to finance the purchase,” she said. “I had no clue on how to even get a tax ID number. [CBIT] really got me moving forward and where I needed to go to get the business moving.” Read more.

Today is America’s SBDC Day

Today is March 17, a special day for me and for my colleagues at nearly 1,000 SBDC locations across the United States. America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. Read more.

America’s SBDCs Host 5th Annual SBDC Day

For over 40 years the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped millions of men, women, veterans and minority entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses. To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the fifth annual SBDC Day. Read more.

SBDCs celebrate #SBDC Day

In 2020, the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network at the University of Wisconsin-Superior helped clients impacted by COVID-19 receive $4.1 million in federal aid and $168,000 in state aid. Overall, the center served 728 clients, resulting in $5.3 million in capital investment, 16 new businesses, 905 jobs supported, and 1,100 business education participants. For these reasons, SBDC Day will take on extra significance in 2021. Read more.

North Dakota Celebrating National Small Business Development Center Day

In these times of uncertainty, America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the country are celebrating in unison the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses and their owners. Read more.

Louisiana celebrates SBDC Day on March 17

The Louisiana Small Business Development hosted a virtual SBDC Day Kickoff event via Zoom. This virtual celebration delved into the impact LSBDC has had in our communities in the wake ofCOVID-19 and what LSBDC can bring to the future of small business development in our state. Read more.

Celebrating National Small Business Development Center Day in Minnesota

There are nearly 1,000 small business development centers across the nation, including nine in Minnesota, and Wednesday was a day to celebrate the impact they have made on business owners. A few of the resources that are offered include marketing help, business refocus and planning, which have been staples in southern Minnesota for decades. Read more.

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers’ role highlighted

In recognition of South Carolina Small Business Development Centers’ role in job creation and economic growth, March 17, 2021 was designated South Carolina Small Business Development Centers Day in the state. A proclamation from S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster notes the vital role of small businesses in South Carolina, where they make up 97% of the state’s employers. The proclamation further notes the 11,926 individuals assisted through the state’s 20 small business development centers, which helped create or retain 3,921 jobs, increased client sales by $18.5 million and aided in the start of 143 new businesses last year. Read more.

Port Authority welcomes SBDC advisor Buckner; recognizes Fifth Annual #SBDCDay

The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to welcome James Buckner — a new Business Advisor with the Miami University SBDC (MUSBDC) — to the Port Authority team. The timing of Buckner’s arrival coincides with the fifth annual SBDC Day on March 17. Read more.

Pennsylvania SBDC Celebrates 5th Annual National SBDC Day

The Pennsylvania SBDC will celebrate the Fifth Annual National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day on March 17, 2021. SBDC Day commemorates the hard work of all the dedicated team members around the country and celebrates our clients. SBDC Day will unite a network of more than 900 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they collectively serve including America’s veterans, women-owned businesses, underserved communities, and young entrepreneurs. Read more.

Bluetec and SBDC aims to help small businesses tackle cybersecurity challenges with upcoming workshop

To help companies navigate their new digital state, Bluetec has teamed up with the Capital Region Small Business Development Center to offer a free workshop on cybersecurity best practices. The online workshop is titled Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Small Businesses. Read more.