America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the Arizona SBDC has served its communities.
Hank's Trading Post Is Built on a Mission to Help Its Navajo Neighbors
Morgan Fatalli's rural store is also home to a mission that provides deliveries of food and supplies to the nearby Navajo Nation residents. The SBDC helped Hank's obtain a Series 6 exemption to re-open, receive two business grants, and apply for EIDL.
SBDC Helps Struggling Small Businesses Fight to Keep the Doors Open in Yuma
The Wall Street Journal talked with Your Greens owner Jarmy Rodriguez, who opened a restaurant just as the pandemic hit. Working with the SBDC to obtain disaster relief, converting to takeout and limiting hours helped, but the struggle continues.
We have applied for National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I funding for our vascular surgical simulator. The SBDC works with us at CEI, a biosciences incubator. They provided input on our proposal and will help plan our commercialization strategy.
Hannah Eherenfeldt and Benjamin Knapp, Co-Founders, ReSuture LLC
Superstition Meadery Expands Global Distribution and Opens Tasting Room During Pandemic
Owners Jeff and Jen Herbert created 62 jobs in 2020, pivoted to online sales, debuted a full-service restaurant in Phoenix, and expect to see a sales increase of 20-30% over 2019 based on expanding distribution of their award-winning meads and ciders made in their Prescott production facility. SBDC assistance helped secure an SBA loan and provided strategic planning, export and HR expertise. The Herberts were named SBA Small Business Persons of the Year 2019.
Millennial Farmer Andrea McAdow Grows Business and Helps Feed Local Residents in Kingman
Rosebird Farms partnered with other farmers to stock store shelves with locally-sourced eggs and produce. The SBDC helped McAdow create a plan to use USDA funds to expand her farm, add subscription sales and accept EBT cards at her whole food store.
The SBDC's planning and pitch development assistance helped us win funding at the 2019 Venture Madness and Arizona Innovation Challenge Venture Ready Accelerator competitions and successfully close a $900,000 investor funding round.
Michelle Eichner, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Digitile
Tucson Winery Targets New Markets As Part of Pandemic Pivot
Flying Leap Vineyards turned a crisis into an opportunity by producing and selling more than 1,280 gallons of high-proof alcohol accompanied by a recipe to make hand sanitizer to consumer and business customers. The winery further pivoted with SBDC planning and marketing assistance to begin home delivery of their wines, enlarge the patios at their retail facilities and move their tasting rooms outside to increase capacity.
Contract won by Nemean Solutions LLC after earning SBA 8(a) and SDVOSB certification with SBDC help