Celebrating Local Veteran Owned Small Businesses in Kansas

In the U.S., last week was recognized as National Veterans Small Business Week. As part of a series of events held across the country, on November 8th, the Washburn University SBDC hosted a Morning of Resources and Discussion for Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The purpose of the event was to celebrate, connect and empower military veterans and their families in pursuit of their entrepreneurial goals. Read more.

Central New Mexico Community College opens startup incubator

Central New Mexico Community College student Yolanda Armijo is the first tenant to set up shop at the new CNM Business Incubator. The workspaces include computers and high-speed internet with access to small and large conference areas. Perhaps most important, Armijo can tap into onsite mentoring services, training programs and technical assistance from CNM’s Small Business Development Center, and from other entrepreneurial programs run by the college. Read more.

Small business advising offered in Rochester, New Hampshire

Rochester City Manager Blaine Cox announced the Rochester Economic Development Commission is partnering with the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center to expand business advising services in the city. NH SBDC will offer small business advising hours at Rochester City Hall Annex. These services will be confidential, individualized, professional and available at no cost to aspiring and existing business owners in Rochester. Read more.

The University of Georgia SBDC to Host Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and Firestorm Cyber, will host a Cybersecurity for Small Businesses event. They invite small businesses to see Ethical Hackers use the same knowledge and skills employed by bad people to commit crimes in defense of your company’s information, privacy and security. Read more.

Illinois SBDC of McLean County: Support small businesses on Small Business Saturday

Every year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after “Black Friday” — is designated Small Business Saturday. This year, it’s Nov. 30. It’s a day to patronize small, local businesses as we consider the impact they have on our lives here in Central Illinois. The Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University (SBDC) has worked with nearly 500 small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs, discussing business plans, financing, financial analysis, marketing, and much more. Read more.

Midwestern State University SBDC, Texas: National Veterans Small Biz Week

One in ten businesses are owned by veterans so this week we took a look veteran-owned business in Wichita Falls. Statistics from the SBDC show veterans are more likely to stick with the business they start and understand the importance of teamwork. Those same veterans also make the best employees. Read more.

Moody’s Highlights Pathway to Prosperity, an Initiative for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

On September 3, 2019, Moody’s Corporation announced Pathway to Prosperity, a collaboration between its affiliate Finagraph and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, at SBDC’s Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. Pathway to Prosperity is a financial empowerment initiative dedicated to helping entrepreneurs overcome the challenges of growing a small business. Members of SBDC’s network will have access to cash flow management tools and forecasting expertise through training, certification and software – including Finagraph’s CashFlowTool.com. Read more.

New Dominion Enterprises, Inc.: An Encountering Innovation Tech Transfer Story

Encountering Innovation is an annual conference organized by the Technology Innovation Center of the Kansas SBDC. The main focus of the conference is to bring together high potential tech innovation small businesses with tech scouts from Department of Defense and other government agencies in order to develop relationships that can lead to the commercialization of technologies that have application in both the public and government sectors. Read more.

SBDC to offer business owner retirement basics workshop

The Small Business Development Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas will offer the workshop “Retirement Basics for the Business Owner.” Topics will include retirement plan options available to small business owners, basic information on social security benefits and how businesses are valued when it is time to sell and what the business owner can do to maximize this value. Read more.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 14-20

Regardless of the news on trade agreement negotiations, international trade continues to present opportunities for Wyoming small businesses. In support of international trade, the state of Wyoming established an Asia-Pacific trade office in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2018. This means Wyoming small business has in-country trade specialists to assist in market development by identifying possible buyers and trade events. Read more.

What’s Going On

Canton native Nicole Thew Samolis, founder and president of three successful Syracuse companies, will share her entrepreneurial journey at the Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon, hosted by the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center; will present “From Accidental Entrepreneur to Serial Entrepreneur: A Woman’s Journey” detailing her business development from leaving a career with a weekly paycheck to becoming a solopreneur and then finally becoming the serial entrepreneur she is today. Read more.

Wyoming’s Small Business Development Center Network Nationally Accredited

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network has received national accreditation, thanks to its assistance to Wyoming’s entrepreneurs. The America’s Small Business Development Center Accreditation Committee voted to accredit the Wyoming Network with commendation and no conditions. The committee also granted technology accreditation to the Wyoming SBDC Network, recognizing the assistance provided to Wyoming entrepreneurs who are researching, developing and selling technology-related products or services. Read more.

Small Business Summit coming up in Traverse City

Small business owners are busy and often struggle to find time to work on their businesses or maybe even implement an idea that’s been rolling around in their heads. Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center’s inaugural Small Business Summit in Traverse City is designed to be an action-packed, one-day conference featuring nearly a dozen break-out sessions. This event is intended for existing business owners or entrepreneurs who have recently launched a new business and are interested in resources and ideas for how to take their businesses to the next level. Read more.

Quickbooks help offered

The Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host three QuickBooks for Desktop office hour sessions in collaboration with Colgate University’s entrepreneurship program Thought Into Action. QuickBooks desktop users can come and get their questions answered during the free one-on-one office hours with experts from the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center. Read more.

Minnesota State University SBDC receives grant

The Minnesota State University Small Business Development Center received a $274,000 state grant to provide programs and services for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Mankato area. Read more.

Debrief: Michael Chiang Adds Bite To New York’s Stony Brook SBDC

Michael Chiang didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. But firsthand exposure to Baruch College professors who were also successful entrepreneurs changed his mind. Flash forward: The Long Island native, Baruch grad and Kickstarter success story has been the creative force behind FitBark, OkCupid and other commercial successes. And since February, he’s impacted even more lives as the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center’s Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Read more.

Andrew Schroeder with the East Colorado SBDC discusses Women’s Small Business Conference

Andrew Schroeder with the East Colorado SBDC discusses the 4th Annual Northern Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference. Listen to the podcast.

Pocatello, Idaho business fills pot-holing and vault cleaning niche, with help from the SBDC

What is pot-holing? It sounds like a good prank. That was the first question I asked when Kimber Nelson and her partners came in to the Small Business Development Center. Kimber and her husband, Shane, partnered with Kirsten and JP Culligan to start Pocatello-based Utility Vac-n-Fill in March of this year. Pot holing is one of several services this niche company offers to our region. So who would pay to put a pothole in the ground? Anyone who needs to know the exact location of underground utility lines. Read more.

Arkansas SBTDC’s Robert Bahn Recognized as State Star by America’s SBDC

Robert Bahn of Jonesboro was honored as a 2019 State Star at the 39th Annual America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) annual conference in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 3-6. Bahn is a business consultant at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University. Read more.

UGA SBDC to host small retail business class ahead of holiday season

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is coming to Statesboro and Vidalia to help small retail businesses get ready for the upcoming holiday season. The SBDC is hosting the Accelerate Your Retail Business in Statesboro on Oct. 1 and Vidalia on Oct. 8. The class will teach business owners new sales techniques and strategies. Read more.