Worker, business services available through WDB, Solano, California SBDC

The Workforce Development Board of Solano County and the Solano Small Business Development Center are offering no-cost services for individuals and businesses affected by the new coronavirus. Read more.

Michigan SBDC expands online services to support businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

Business owners who have questions about the challenges they are facing while operating during the COVID-19 outbreak can get help through expanded online services being offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). The expanded offerings will include daily online group counseling opportunities for small business owners. Read more.

University of Georgia SBDC director on coronavirus committee

UGA Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams was tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Economic Impact Committee of the Georgia Coronavirus Taskforce. The committee will focus on the economic aspects of fighting and mitigating the virus. Read more.

Florida SBDC Network Announces Changes to the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Application Process

Due to the widespread impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and small businesses’ need for emergency capital, the application process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program has changed. Read more.

University of Georgia SBDC Tips for small businesses and consumers

The SBDC at the University of Georgia offers advice to consider during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.

Small Businesses Already Feeling Huge Drop in Demand Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), New Study by Thryv, Inc. and America’s SBDC Shows

A just released national study found that 69 percent of U.S. small businesses have already experienced a large drop in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and 60 percent believe demand will continue to decline. The study of small businesses by Thryv, Inc. and America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA), found that 82 percent of small businesses are “extremely concerned” about the current business environment in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

Ohio SBDC, PTAC, TechGROWTH available to assist businesses with Economic Injury Disaster Loan and more during pandemic response

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and TechGROWTH Ohio, all part of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, are working with small and local, private and non-profit business owners to use the following resources available from the state and federal government to help keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic. Read more.

Small businesses already feeling huge drop in demand due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), new study shows

A just released national study found that 69 percent of U.S. small businesses have already experienced a large drop in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and 60 percent believe demand will continue to decline. The study of small businesses by America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Thryv Inc., found that 82 percent of small businesses are “extremely concerned” about the current business environment in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

Wisconsin SBDC to assist businesses with disaster loan applications

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more.

Virginia SBDC to host webinar on SBA Disaster loans

The Virginia Small Business Development Center is hosting a webinar to review the application process for Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). EIDL loans are low interest loans provided by the SBA to replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets lost in a disaster. Read more.

Virginia small businesses eligible to apply for coronavirus disaster loans

Virginia small businesses are now eligible to apply for financial assistance due to the impact of the spreading coronavirus. The EID loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. Read more.

Penn State SBDC and North Central PA LauchBox offer ‘Navigating COVID-19’ for small businesses via Zoom

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox are hosting “Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses,” a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27. This webinar is open to all small business owners seeking resources and financial/legal assistance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

Wyoming businesses can start applying for federal disaster loans

If an employer or employee needs assistance in preparing their application package, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) can assist businesses with preparing a loan package at no charge. Their team are experts in providing virtual advising. Read more.

S.C. Small Business Development Center offering to help

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center is offering assistance to help small business owners persevere amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The SC SBDC network of disaster recovery consultants is available to assist small business owners with preparing and submitting loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges. Read more.

March 23 San Angelo, Texas Community Partners Update regarding COVID-19

The SBA is accepting online applications for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster loans (EIDL) from small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Business Advisers at the Angelo State University SBDC can help with the application or any other area of small business concern during this crisis. Read more.

Colorado small business center hosting online roundtable on COVID-19 disaster response

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center is hosting an online roundtable on the latest federal, state and local resources to help area businesses survive and recover from the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Aikta Marcoulier, the center’s executive director, said more than 400 business owners had signed up by Thursday morning for the roundtable. Read more.

Longview, Texas Business Digest: March 22, 2020

The UT Tyler-Longview Small Business Development is open and available for phone or web consultations with entrepreneurs and small-business owners working on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center’s staff is advising loan seekers to reach out to their bankers, landlords and suppliers to talk about possible cash-flow issues and how they might affect loans, leases or inventory. Read more.

Evers Announces Approval of SBA Loans for Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans. The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network and it partners are helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Small businesses overwhelmed by coronavirus closures, Maine SBDC is here to help

Maine’s Small Business Development Centers have free advisers for Maine entrepreneurs and small business owners facing disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Pennsyllvania’s Bucknell SBDC offers help for disaster loan applicants

Pennsylvania is among 30 states approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for emergency loans for small business owners. According to SBA, Economic Injury Disaster Loans totaling up to $2 million can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. Read more.

Napa Sonoma SBDC’s Mary Cervantes: Pandemic panic severely affects business

There’s help for businesses from the federal government, the State of California and the Napa Sonoma Small Business Development Center. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.

Southwest Colorado SBDC: Business interruption insurance help

The Durango Chamber of Commerce is working with our state insurance commissioner and a coalition of other Chambers of Commerce across the United States to urge modifications on Business Interruption Insurance to be included as an allowed event. Read more.

Local Agencies Are Teaming Up to Provide Relief to Small Businesses in California’s North Coast

Local economic development and business support organizations have formed the COVID Economic Resilience Committee (CERC). CERC participating agencies include the North Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Read more.

New task force created to assist businesses, community during pandemic in Bristol, Virginia

The BRISTOLSTANDS2GETHER COVID-19 Business & Community Support Task Force will begin meeting weekly to brainstorm ideas, create resources, share information and unify their efforts as they address business, employer and community concerns. Task force members include the Virginia Highlands Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Read more.

Think and Grow Big: 13 Small Business Experts Share Strategies for Maximum Growth

Want to improve the odds that your small business goes big? Don’t feel you have to go it alone. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultants and advisors provide free consulting to help small business owners start or expand their businesses. This month, America’s SBDC—which is comprised of some 1,000 centers nationwide — celebrates forty years of helping small businesses grow, and the results are impressive. Read more.

SBDC marks 40th anniversary; Helped dozens of business owners helped in Barron County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin, among the nation’s first Small Business Development Center networks, will observe the 40th anniversary of the SBDC with celebrations across the state on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Small Business Development Center counseling has helped dozens of business owners and, indirectly, hundreds of employees across Barron County, noted Dave Armstrong, director of the Barron County Economic Development Corporation. Read more.

BUSINESS BEAT: Michigan SBDC hosting webinars on COVID-19 economic impacts

The Coldwater Area Chamber of Commerce says the Small Business Development Center is offering a series of webinars to help small businesses deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19. They will cover E-commerce, navigating cash flow and human resources management. Read more.

Coronavirus Florida: Sarasota-Manatee businesses can seek disaster loans

Small businesses in Sarasota and Manatee counties that are suffering economic losses from the coronavirus pandemic can apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida. Read more.

Immediate Support Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 in Placer County, California

Placer County is committed to helping its small business community through the unprecedented and trying effects of the COVID-19 virus. Placer County is a partner of the Northern California Small Business Development Center and the Sierra Small Business Development Center, who are prepared immediately to provide support and resources to Placer’s business community. Read more.

Help for small businesses from the Iowa Western SBDC

COVID-19 will affect your business in some way. From employees staying home sick, vendors unable to fill orders, and customers staying away – many of our small businesses could be in trouble. We wanted to let you know we are here to help. Read more.

Emergency roundtable offers pandemic help for Colorado small business

Colorado Springs businesses grappling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic can get the latest details on small business emergency response at the Small Business Emergency Roundtable webinar on March 20. The roundtable is a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Read more.

Ohio Coronavirus Update: Small Business Resources

The weeks and months ahead will be difficult to navigate for small business owners from restaurants to retailers. Below is a list of resources and organizations providing assistance to small business owners on a local to national level. Outside of scheduled changes in events, the SBDC says they remain fully operational to ensure small businesses receive the business management and technical assistance needed to navigate the challenges ahead for businesses in the coming days and weeks. Read more.

SBDCs Nationally Join Together for Annual #SBDCDay

America’s SBDC New Jersey will join with the other 49 states’ SBDCs across the nation to celebrate SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Due to the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 12-center SBDC network – consistent with other SBDCs across the nation – will utilize social media platforms, virtual training sessions, podcasts and videos on March 18 #SBDCDay. Celebrating client success stories and promoting SBDC comprehensive assistance are important components for the national proclaimed SBDC Day. Read more.

Colorado SBDC TechSource offers support, disaster loan info

Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization has switched to remote work and has announced a range of services and support available to small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

California SBDC in Santa Ynez Valley can help local business prepare and recover

As concerns continue about COVID-19, the Small Business Development Center can help you navigate available resources, answer business questions and be a trusted partner for small business. Read more.

Daniel Fitzgerald on different ways to support small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak

Daniel Fitzgerald, Associate Director of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network, offers ideas to help struggling small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video.

Small Business Development Centers Go Above and Beyond

As the American economy has changed over the past 40 years, small business has changed with it. Indeed, small business has been at the forefront of this change. As small businesses are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus, the SBDCs will continue to be there providing their clients with expert advice on weathering this storm and returning to prosperity. Read more.

Happy SBDC Day!

As we celebrate SBDC Day, we recognize the hard work and dedication of the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for their tireless efforts to aid and assist in the development and growth of our nation’s small businesses. For 40 years, countless entrepreneurs and small business owners have received assistance to start, grow, and expand their businesses with the help of an SBDC. Read more.

Colorado’s Pikes Peak SBDC offers help for businesses struggling with COVID-19

Businesses grappling with the unfolding COVID-19 crisis can find updates and assistance programs at the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center’s preparedness and continuity website: pikespeaksbdc.org/prepare. The website is the hub for the latest business updates, health crisis updates and assistance programs, including workforce support for laid off employees, temporary unemployment and skill development assistance, as well as Small Business Administration disaster loans, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director Aikta Marcoulier said. Read more.

Thryv, Inc. Teams up With America’s SBDCs as National Partner as They Celebrate 40 Years of Helping Businesses “Think BIG & Start Small.”

For 40 years the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. That’s why Thryv® is teaming up with the SBDC, the nation’s largest and most effective small business assistance network, as a National Partner to celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities. On March 18, America’s SBDCs are hosting the fourth annual SBDC Day, a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide. Read more.

Governor Signs Proclamation for SBDC Day in Wyoming

Gov. Mark Gordon signed a proclamation last week designating Wednesday, March 18, as Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day in Wyoming. SBDC Day recognizes the work of the nearly 1,000 accredited SBDC programs in the country, and Wyoming entrepreneurs will join thousands across the United States in celebrating their local SBDC. Read more.