Paris SBDC holding online seminar on hiring law updates

Legal requirements for workers changed in 2020 and understanding the difference between employees, contractors, and outsourcing is the focus of an online seminar from the Paris Small Business Development Center schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 20 Read more.

Indiana State Funding Available to Help Small Businesses with Growth Improvement Projects

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced applications are open for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program (INTAP) through Feb. 15, 2021. This statewide initiative connects small businesses with critical professional assistance to complete growth and improvement projects. Read more.

Extension Agribusiness opens one-stop shop for SC start-up businesses

Through an array of state, federal and private partnerships, the Clemson Extension Agribusiness team has launched a comprehensive, one-stop shop to provide expertise in a variety of areas for South Carolina start-ups. SCCCED represents a collaborative effort between Clemson Extension, South Carolina State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the S.C. Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Matson Consulting. Read more.

Grants and workshops available for small businesses

Clint Koble is a small business advisor for the Sierra Small Business Development Center serving Plumas, Lassen and Modoc counties. He provides free one-on-one counseling to small businesses and the Sierra SBDC offers free trainings and workshops for small businesses. Visit to view available services. Read more.

Paycheck Protection Program reopens

The U.S. Small Business Administration re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program Monday. Marketing and Public Information Manager of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Erin Slifka encourages small businesses owners to visit with with the local S.B.D.C. Office, Financial institutions who they bank with, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce website for more resources on additional funding. Read more.

UTSA’s Small Business Development Center provides West Side economic boost

Adding to UTSA’s continuing efforts to deepen connections with San Antonio’s West Side and lend assistance to meet the unique needs of the neighborhood, the UTSA Small Business Development Center/South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network provided much-needed economic impact on the West Side in 2020. Read more.

SBDC webinar to look at PPP forgiveness, tax-related changes in federal stimulus

Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program in the recently signed $908 billion federal stimulus package and California’s $500 million relief grant program are topics in this week’s free webinar hosted by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. Read more.

SBDC to hold workplace risk web chat

The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will hold a web chat on workplace risk and investigation. Human resources adviser Joanna Forbes will lead the chat. Read more.

Women’s tech accelerator opens applications

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network’s statewide TechSource program has opened applications for its virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for Women. Ten spots are available in the cohort for Colorado-based, women-owned science and technology businesses that have the potential for submitting Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer proposals. Read more.

Superstition Meadery, a Yavapai College Success Story, Signs Statewide Distribution Deal with Hensley Beverages

Superstition Meadery, a Prescott start-up and Yavapai College success story, has recently announced a landmark statewide distribution partnership with Hensley Beverage Company. The deal greatly increases the reach for Superstition Meadery’s award-winning beverages and sets the stage for further expansion into markets across the country and the world. Read more.

Offering students hands-on experience on projects for businesses

Community businesses can help students get hands-on experience working on projects. The University of Virginia and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center are working together to facilitate on this community project-based learning program, which is called Propel. Projects can address a wide range of business and technology problems including market entry, marketing strategy, logistics, commerce, data analytics, financial analysis, business process mapping, and other areas. Read more.

Arizona SBDC helps businesses planning during pandemic

Small businesses continue to pivot to new revenue sources and adapt their business models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business planning will be critical to sustain operations and plan for success in the coming year. Lou Farina, a Maricopa SBDC business analyst, will share his perspective in a free, virtual workshop. Read more.

Big Help for Small Businesses at Cal State University SBDCs

2020 has been one of the most daunting years for California businesses. But as small business owners continue to push forward through economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, several allies across the state are there to help—many anchored at California State University campuses in the form of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Read more.

CSUB’s Small Business Development Center hosting webinar Wednesday

CSUB’s Small Business Development Center will continue their webinar series on Wednesday with “Managing Your Small Business through the Pandemic.” Read more.

The Business of Helping Businesses Succeed in Central Oregon

Geoff Frank, owner of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, a paddling outfitter and guiding company, makes his livelihood on the banks of the Deschutes River. But when COVID-19 swept in, troubled waters were unavoidable. And while Frank credits his team for ably rising to the ongoing challenge, he also recognizes the role played by his Small Business Management Program training, an ongoing program offered by Central Oregon Community College’s SBDC. Read more.

Tech Connect Virtual Event Scheduled

Sierra Valley SBDC recently joined Modesto Chamber of Commerce and Bay Valley Tech to expand regional networking, which will help businesses leverage technology to drive growth and increase profitability. All local entrepreneurs and business people are encouraged to attend Tech Connect’s monthly tech-focused discussions. Read more.

Indiana Grown Launches Online Marketplace

Indiana Grown is partnering with the Indiana Small Business Development Center, which provided support to launch the e-commerce platform. Indiana Grown says the effort is part of a collaboration between the Indiana SBDC and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to provide resources for farms and small businesses to tap into larger consumer markets, particularly during the pandemic. Read more.

Missouri SBDC To Offer No Cost, Online “Protecting Your Busienss Using An Intellectual Property Strategy”

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College is offering a free webinar to help businesses develop strategies to create an intellectual property plan. Read more.

SBDC offers PPP forgiveness top 10, defense contracting tips

Business people tuning into a free local webinar will get a top 10 checklist of things to remember when filing for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. Updates provided at the noon-hour webinar hosted by Cal State Bakersfield’s Small Business Development Center will cover a variety of recovery programs. Read more.

Online tool provides critical support for small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

This year has been extremely challenging for small businesses, but with the help of, access to resources and one-on-one assistance is a simple click away. Created by America’s SBDC and Association of Women’s Business Centers, is an easy-to-navigate website for small business owners to access an array of vital resources, including expert business advisors, to help cope with the challenges of the pandemic. Read more.