Louisiana SBDC helping businesses struggling in phase two with budget plans

Louisiana has now been in phase two of reopenings for three weeks, and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center is helping struggling businesses. Even though most businesses have reopened at 50 percent capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic, many still aren’t making enough money to cover their expenses. Read more.

UNR Extension offers Wednesday town hall on small-business counseling service

With small businesses reopening and needing to adjust their operations amid COVID-19 restrictions and economic challenges, University of Nevada, Reno Extension is teaming up with the Nevada Small Business Development Center to offer an online town hall this week, “The Nevada SBDC and Business Counseling.” Read more.

Rebounding your business

Idaho Small businesses have been through so much uncertainty and change in the last few months it’s a wonder they still have their fingers intact. I am proud of the incredible adaptations in our homes and workplaces. The flexibility and tenacity our local businesses have shown is heartening. Many of our Small Business Development Center clients have secured financial support, changed operating procedures, added e-commerce, secured personal protective equipment and are doing well. Read more.

Ariento Joins America’s SBDC for CMMC Operation North Star

Ariento Inc. announced its participation today as a charter sponsor of America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) “Operation North Star CMMC”. The ASBDC is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States touching over 1.3 million small businesses annually. North Star gives small businesses clear direction to protect themselves from data breach attacks. Ariento provides secure, regulatory compliant information technology (IT) services to America’s small businesses. Read more.

Recovery help available for businesses

Assistance is available for small businesses working on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College. This assistance includes confidential advising available at no-cost to business owners, online trainings and connections with experts and resources from around the region and the state. Read more.

NMDC expands finance division

Northern Maine Development Commission is expanding its Business Finance Division to better serve the needs of COVID-19 effected companies and others who want to start or grow their businesses. Read more.

Morehouse College and University of Georgia Partner to Support Business Development in Southwest Atlanta

A new office of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) is coming to the campus of Morehouse College. The project, led by UGA and the Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, will support economic growth in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, as well as the metro area. Read more.

What’s the #1 question small businesses are asking? A business advisor tells all

Small businesses are the backbone of America. Although many agree with this sentiment, few are as dedicated to supporting up-and-coming enterprises than the American Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Virendra Chhikara is the Director of the SBDC at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Here’s what he had to say about what business owners should be focused on right now and how SBDCs can help. Read more.

Florida SBDC at FIU helps small businesses obtain $27.6 million in COVID-19 aid

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. Read more.

It’s Your Business: Klobetanz is new Idaho SBDC consultant

The Small Business Development Center, Lewis-Clark State College, recently announced Jeannette Klobetanz as the business consultant for the North Central Office of the Idaho SBDC. Read more.

Colorado launches volunteer network for small businesses hit by COVID-19 crisis

The State of Colorado is partnering with the legal community to create a volunteer program connecting attorneys with Colorado businesses in need, to help them make informed decisions and get back on their feet. The taskforce will work with 15 small business development centers around the state, including Pikes Peak SBDC. The taskforce is using recent survey data gathered by the SBDC’s to design need-based webinars, and match volunteer lawyers to small businesses. Read more.

New COVID-19 Resources for Lehigh Valley Small Businesses

The Lehigh University Small Business Development Center has been awarded $515,419 from the CARES Act funding grant by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. The funding comes through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small-business owners. The funds will provide Lehigh University SBDC the opportunity to expand services to assist businesses dealing with the disruptions caused by the pandemic in the Lehigh Valley area. Read more.

Program designed to help small business navigate through the coming months

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact all aspects of everyday life, small businesses face an ongoing need to adapt to rapidly changing business environments. “While many local businesses have successfully pivoted to meet changing needs, others are still trying to discover their best way forward,” said Tim Keohane, director of the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Read more.

Webinar to provide information on new changes to Paycheck Protection loan forgiveness

The Bakersfield, California Small Business Development Center is holding a pandemic webinar to provide businesses with information about last week’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) forgiveness application, plus the SBA’s newly reopened Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program Wednesday. Read more.

Duquesne SBDC gets funding via CARES Act

Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center has been awarded $500,000 in CARES Act funding to expand its services to help small businesses deal with the challenges stemming from business disruption and the impact of Covid-19. Read more.

University Helping Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Following recent announcements that federal funds are available for economic recovery efforts, the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, housed at the University of Mississippi, is offering counseling and guidance to those interested in applying. Read more.

How I Got Here with SBDC director Heidi Melancon

Heidi Melancon is regional director for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Read more.

Small business help continues as recovery task force forms

Lake County small-business owners continue to navigate through these challenging economic times. College of Lake County’s Small Business Development & International Trade Center (SBDC/ITC) has the resources and support they need. Read more.

Assisting agribusinesses applying for economic disaster loans

Wyoming Small Business Development Center advisers across the state can help agribusiness owners applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Read more.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 8-14

Small businesses in every industry can potentially expand their markets by selling their products or services to government agencies, and a big part of this is developing an effective capability statement. Read more.