Idaho Construction and Excavation Business Grows With Help From The SBDC

Reuben Russell initially came to the SBDC to receive assistance with his QuickBooks, record keeping and recommendations for an accountant. Over the years, his SBDC consultant has provided assistance with cash flow analysis, public works applications and financial planning. Read more.

Central Virginia SBDC moves to new spot with new host CIC

The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center has a new home. The Community Investment Collaborative, or CIC, is the new fiscal sponsor and host for it, which means the SBDC is now based at CIC’s office on Preston Avenue. “This partnership is a great opportunity for both organizations as we work to increase service to entrepreneurs throughout the region,” said CIC President Stephen Davis. Read more.

Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE Assists in Launching Artstream Studio

The Artstream Studio, a creative, convenient, one-of-a-kind, mobile art studio and event venue, recently opened in November to provide unique art enrichment programs, after school activities, birthday parties and art parties to the St. Louis Metro area. Owner Jennifer Beech has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Business Specialist Marti Wieland to fulfill her dream of inspiring creativity, art and imagination. Read more.

Register for the SBDC of UW-Green Bay Entrepreneurial Training Program

The Small Business Development Center of UW-Green Bay has scheduled several eight-week Entrepreneurial Training Programs (ETP) for help in writing a business plan for your new or growing business in three different counties over the next few months: Brown, Door, and Sheboygan. Read more.

Wyoming SBDC Business Tips for Jan. 13-19

Although crowdfunding has a long history of supporting books, films, art and music projects, and more, the first online crowdfunding platform companies started appearing around 2001. Read more.

Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIU Supports Unwrap You with Coach Melody

Unwrap You with Coach Melody owner Melody McClellan has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May since 2015 to grow her passion for health and wellness. Based in O’Fallon, Illinois, Coach Melody’s goal is to educate and improve health outcomes. Read more.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference grant named in honor of former Brigham City SBDC Director Wendy English

The planning committee of the annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference (WEC) Grant Competition has named the top $5,000 grant award in memory of Wendy J. English, former director of the Brigham City Small Business Development Center. Read more.

Aromatherapy breathes new life into business ideas in Boise, Idaho

Matrix Aromatherapy was created after attending one of the classes offered at the SBDC, “Lean Essentials Sprint.” While collaborating with other businesses taking the class, Dan Nelson and his Dad, Owners, were introduced to a product market that garnered their interest. While researching the new market, the Nelsons, determined there was a void in product offerings within the retail segment. Read more.

SBDC Offers Workshop on How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i

The West Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop titled How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i. Have you ever thought about owning your own business? How do you go about doing that? Read more.

MBA Student Creates Digital Platform to Facilitate Recycling for Stony Brook SBDC Pitch Competition

Business Innovation MBA student Orville Davis is fighting harmful waste production with a mobile app called Scrap It! – an idea that won the first place $10,000 prize at Stony Brook’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Pitch competition. “What we’re doing here is changing the world,” Davis said. Read more.

Florida Small Business Development Center Helps Tampa Bay Business Owners Thrive

Struggling with a new small business in the Bay area? There’s a resource at the University of South Florida you may not be aware of that might be able to help. Read more.

Belknap Economic Development Council and Small Business Development Center celebrate partnership

Business and community leaders gathered at Hermit Woods Winery earlier in December to celebrate the partnership between the Belknap Economic Development Council and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center. Read more.

SBDC supports Tiny’s Party Rental opening in Edwardsville

Tiny’s Party Rental LLC, a family-owned party rental business, is now serving the Edwardsville area. Owners Andrew and Maria Acheson have worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Business Specialist Marti Wieland since July to achieve their dream of opening a community-oriented business. Read more.

Wyoming Business Tips for the week of Dec. 23-29

Buildings often outlive their original purposes. Outdated gas stations become obsolete. Factory buildings remain standing long after the industries they supported disappear, or architecturally ornate government buildings stand vacant as societal needs change. However, repurposing old buildings for small business can have many benefits. Read more.

These 5 Myths Cause Small Businesses to Fail

The website published an article by America’s SBDC President & CEO Charles “Tee” Rowe, about the five myths that cause small businesses to fail. Read more.

Idaho SBDC Helps Idaho Falls Dance Studio to Grow

Carrie McCarty left her job at a dance studio to branch out and start her own studio. Carrie started to experience the challenge of constant growth, studio changes and the need to hire more instructors. During this expansion phase of the business, she inquired about a space for rent at the Idaho Innovation Center and was introduced to the Idaho SBDC. Carrie took every class offered at the SBDC to learn how to create more effective sales, marketing techniques, and human resources policies and procedures. Read more.

California SBDC consultant says now is the perfect time to conduct effective strategic planning

John Pryor, a management consultant at the CSU Bakersfield SBDC, discusses the benefits of using a Balanced Score Card for effective strategic planning. Read more.

Brittany Low named North Iowa Area SBDC Entrepreneur of the Month

Brittany Low, of Fringe & Lace by Brittany, was named as the North Iowa Area SBDC November Entrepreneur of the Month. Low worked with the North Iowa Area SBDC and the the NIACC’s Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center to find the best way for her business to grow. Read more.

U.S. Air Force veteran launches Delaware’s first herbal apothecary with help from the Delaware SBDC

For Cindy Collins – U.S. Air Force veteran and owner of Delaware-based holistic wellness firm Euphoric Herbals – success’s root is not “in what you do, but why you do it.” As a certified herbalist who successfully grew her business from home-based hobby to an e-commerce success story complete with its own manufacturing facility – all while remaining debt-free – Collins’ own industry qualifications and entrepreneurial metal were certainly up to the task. But it was thanks to that very experiential savvy that Collins knew that new growth comes with new challenges, and overcoming them is easiest with the right information and the right team. For both, she turned to the SBA-backed Delaware Small Business Development Center. Read more.

Angelo State accounting students assist SBDC advisors in the San Angelo Business Plan Competition

At Angelo State University, we have long prided ourselves in providing our students opportunities to gain hands-on experience that supplements their classroom learning. One of the latest examples of this is the experience gained by nine students in ASU’s Master of Public Accounting degree program through their participation in the 2019 San Angelo Business Plan Competition. Their roles were to assist professional advisors at the ASU SBDC as they worked with contestants in the San Angelo Business Plan Competition. Read more.