San Angelo To Go wins 2020 business plan competition
San Angelo To Go, a local food delivery company, won this year’s San Angelo Business Plan Competition and the top prize of $40,000 cash. Advisers from the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU SBDC) and students from the ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business aided entrants in drafting the plans. The competition was coordinated by COSADC, ASU SBDC and the ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business. Read more.
Oregon SBDC Disaster Recovery Guide available to help local businesses
The Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center has launched a new Disaster Recovery Guide for businesses impacted by the recent wildfires. This guide helps business owners understand and assess their situation so they can make the best decisions in the recovery process. Read more.
Iowa’s Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center & SBDC events planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week
The NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center & SBDC is hosting six days of events in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 16-21. Read more.
CEO of Roanoke firm named veteran of the year by Virginia SBDC
Bill Hume, president and CEO of Roanoke’s Interactive Design Group, has been recognized as veteran of the year by the Virginia Small Business Development Center. Read more.
Veteran-owned businesses credit Colorado SBDC for helping them succeed
Milner and her business partners started Epoch Eyewear in 2014 while she was still enlisted in the Army National Guard. When the other partners later left the business, Rebecca realized she needed help and found it at Colorado’s Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center. Read more.
Louisiana launches business startup program for veterans
Louisiana leaders launched an innovative program to hone the entrepreneurial skills of veterans who start a business in the state. Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs, or PAVE, is a partnership of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network. Read more.
New Mexico’s Black Mesa Winery Receives 2020 SBA Award
Black Mesa Winery owners Jerry and Lynda Burd were recently awarded the 2020 SBA Home-Based Business of the Year award. They had lots to celebrate but the celebration came to a halt as coronavirus quickly took the world by surprise. “SBDC Director Julianna Barbee reached out to help us and guided us in obtaining PPP dollars for our employees, and SBA dollars to continue operating on a daily basis,” Burd said. “Her time on the phone and online with us gave us the assurance that we were in this with SBDC and other small businesses. Julianna would get back to us with reports and guidance, sometimes these were daily calls and on the weekends and into the evening hours.” Read more.
SBDC launches resource center for Maine small business pandemic recovery
The Maine Small Business Development Center has launched a resource program to help the state’s small businesses respond to, and recover from, the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more.
Johnson receives funding for Mason SBDC CARES Act proposal
Timm W. Johnson, Director, Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC), received $51,504 from Prince William County Government for: “Mason SBDC CARES Act Proposal for Prince William County.” Businesses will receive technical assistance for improving their resiliency in the areas of eCommerce, Digital Marketing, IT infrastructure, Cyber Security and enterprise application migration to the cloud. Read more.
Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center adviser wins North Bay Latino business leadership award
Bringing information in Spanish to entrepreneurs is a major goal for Mariana Gomez Almaraz of Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center, a 2020 winner of the Business Journal’s Latino Business Leadership Awards. Read more.
COVID-19 pandemic increases need for cybersecurity
The Small Business Development Center at Cal State Bakersfield has long been concerned about protecting local businesses and entrepreneurs from cybercrimes. During this pandemic year, these resources have been expanded. Read more.
North Country campaign to help small businesses ‘before they are gone forever’
A new campaign in the North Country has one straightforward message: Buy local or bye-bye local.” The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center and regional partners have launched the campaign to remind community members the importance of shopping local. Read more.
Wyoming Business Tips: Add value to your business in the time of COVID-19
Consumers have been moving more of their purchases online even before the pandemic hit. However, when COVID-19 did hit, the move to online purchasing accelerated at such a clip that it is leaving some brick-and-mortar businesses wondering how they can compete without a digital storefront and maintain their local customer base. Read more.
Tiefenthaler is new member of rural Iowa task force
America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa (SBDC) has announced that Kimberly Tiefenthaler, North Central Iowa SBDC regional director, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to be a member of the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative serving on the Invest Rural Iowa Task Force. Read more.
Cal State Bakersfield SBDC holding free webinar on funding options for small businesses amid COVID-19
The Small Business Development Center at Cal State Bakersfield is holding a free webinar Wednesday on how to manage a small business and survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Kansas SBDC Offers New Business Support Kiosk to Bourbon County Residents
The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be launching their new Business Support Kiosk to provide no-cost consulting services to small businesses in the Bourbon County area. Read more.
Iowa SBDC Representatives To Visit Decorah
Decorah is one of several communities chosen for a new initiative, “America’s SBDC Iowa.” Staffers from the program will be partnering with the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning to host an event explaining the services offered by the program. Read more.
Sheboygan SCEDC and UW-Green Bay SBDC: New ownership, old favorites in place at Leicht’s Waldo Café
Among the main goals of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay are to supply keen insight, useful tools, and proven knowledge to assist budding entrepreneurs in realizing their business-ownership dreams. Read more.
SBDC Client PMI Earns National DOE Award During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Department of Energy has awarded New Mexico SBDC client Performance Maintenance, Inc. (PMI) the HUB Zone Small Business of the Year Award. “Our business relationship with SBDC Director Julianna Barbee and her staff has been invaluable to our exponential growth factor,” PMI co-owner Eric Quintana said. “Our relationship started when it was just my wife and myself as the first employees until present as we celebrate with over 160 employees and many subcontractors.” Read more.
Assistance available to Indiana small businesses
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) has announced new resources to provide employment support to Indiana small businesses and entrepreneurs. Through these initiatives, eligible companies may apply for no-cost assistance to help enhance their workplace policies or recruit and hire employees essential to the business’ long-term growth and sustainability. Read more.