SBDC helping Iowa small businesses with mobile initiative

Beginning Monday and Tuesday, a team of experts in marketing, accounting and operations from the Iowa Small Business Development Center will be visiting Iowa communities to answer any questions small business owners may have as part of their new”#IASBDCMobile” initiative. Read more.

NAWBO: How the SBDC can help you – overview of best practices during COVID-19

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will host a virtual program featuring Susan McCartney from the SUNY Buffalo State SBDC. McCartney will talk about how the SBDC can help, and offer an overview of best practices during COVID-19. Read more.

USM Small Business Development Center Offers Online Workshops Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, counselors at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have developed new ways to serve current and prospective clients. Read more.

Grand Valley State University students provide aid for local small businesses during pandemic

As COVID-19 is sweeping across the United States, many businesses have been affected by the lockdowns. Many small businesses felt the financial impact from the pandemic, some right here in West Michigan. The Michigan Small Business Development Center and students from Grand Valley State University are trying to help out these local businesses get back on their feet, while also finding their passion for helping others. Read more.

Small Business Center offers assistance

The Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center at MVCC’s thINCubator is providing free one-to-one business counseling, management and technical advisement, and free or low-cost educational programs targeted to the needs and interests of small business owners, according to a release. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mohawk Valley SBDC has assisted hundreds of local small businesses with issues ranging from applying for disaster funding to pivoting business models to adapt to the current climate.” Read more.

Guest Commentary: Pivot plan is critical for small business survival

Being a small business owner can often feel lonely, with the world, clients and employees weighing on their shoulders. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Washington Small Business Development Center want one message to ring clear for businesses figuring out a pivot plan: you are not alone. Read more.

Chaffee County Forms Small Business Coalition On Covid-19 Recovery

The Chaffee County Small Business Coalition was formed with the goal to focus on COVID-19 recovery efforts for small businesses in Chaffee County. The Coalition includes representatives from the Central Mountain Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Read more.

How to Start a Business SBDC Webinar

This webinar is for individuals who are considering starting their own business in Delaware for the first time. “No matter what you plan to start, the webinar will help you determine whether you are ready for what you need to do to move forward.” Read more.

SBDC webinar to discuss SBA guidelines on transfer or sale of EIDL collateral

Small businesses can learn the latest SBA guidelines regarding the sale or exchange of collateral equipment for those with Economic Injury Disaster Loans in this week’s free webinar hosted by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. Read more.

Semifinalists chosen in SIUE Metro East SBDC Start-Up Challenge

A dozen Southwestern Illinois-based entrepreneurs and their innovative business concepts have been selected to move into the second round of the 7th annual Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC) business plan competition. Read more.

MSU, Mississippi SBDC partner to produce COVID-19 business video series

Mississippi State University is partnering with the Mississippi Small Business Development Center to produce a series of videos aimed at helping businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is one of several that have been funded with CARES Act monies allocated to the MS-SBDC to help small businesses in Mississippi weather the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

Project HOPE Digital Marketing And E-Commerce Help For Small Businesses

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the IU Kelley School of Business to provide digital marketing and E-commerce assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Through project HOPE, IU Kelley students, under the direction of faculty members, work directly with client companies of the Indiana SBDC to complete digital marketing and E-commerce projects. Read more.

BAF receives additional funding to build on support for 53 companies amid pandemic

Funded by the MSF and administered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the BAF provides a series of grants of up to $50,000 to business accelerators to help high-tech businesses access certain specialized services they need to grow. Read more.

SBDC, state launch grant program for low- to moderate-income business owners

Mark Delisle, state director of Maine Small Business Development Centers, has announced that Maine SBDC, in partnership with the state Department of Economic and Community Development, is offering a new grant program for small businesses whose owners are low to moderate income affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

SBDC offers small business COVID guide

As the magnitude and constantly changing nature of the Covid-19 virus left many entrepreneurs feeling overwhelmed, UW-Madison SBDC staff decided that a structured recovery workbook could help business owners sort out their thoughts and be better prepared to pivot – perhaps multiple times over – as they learned more about the virus and the economy. Read more.

Rebuild Virginia grant program accepting applications

With the application process for the Rebuild VA grant program now open, the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted a virtual discussion last week to sort through questions from people in the Shenandoah Valley. Read more.

Pennsylvania SBDC Announces Marcia McGavisk As 2020 State Star

Associate State Director, Sonya Smith, announced Marcia McGavisk as the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) 2020 State Star during a PASBDC Virtual Professional Consultant Symposium Friday, July 17. Read more.

UW- Green Bay SBDC hosts U.S. SBA’s administrator

On Friday, July 31st, the U.S. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, along with Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness toured three businesses in the Green Bay area that received Paycheck Protection Program loans. UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center consultant, David Stauffacher, joined Administrator Carranza for the tour at Reynolds Packing. Stauffacher has been advising Reynold Packaging, a woman-owned business, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Starting a business during a pandemic: what to know

It seems like a big risk during an uncertain time- starting a business. As jobs can be hard to come by, some people are deciding to take the leap and become entrepreneurs. Which is something Aikta Marcoulier with Colorado’s Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) says is part of the reason her center is staying so busy. Read more.

Key University of Georgia programs relocate into Innovation District

This fall, several key University of Georgia units will relocate to the Broad Street area as part of the university’s Innovation District initiative. The Small Business Development Center, which provides tools and training for the community’s small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, will move into the building at 382 E. Broad St. Read more.