IMPACT BY NETWORK

Alabama

High school freshman breaks phone, launches repair business with SBDC assistance

Cracked screens are a common sight for many; the phones are too expensive to replace and difficult to repair.  Jonathan Strange saw a business opportunity, and launched XiRepair. "The Alabama SBDC program helped take our business to another level. As a first-time business owner, I had to figure everything out on my own before receiving professional guidance from the SBDC. They provided me with 1-on-1 advice to help me adopt necessary financial strategies & management tools to restructure my business for better efficiency. Their practical business knowledge has been priceless as my company has scaled." Over the past 2 years they have grown from one employee operating from home, to 10 team members in 2 retail locations in Montgomery, AL.

High school freshman breaks phone, launches repair business with SBDC assistance

Cracked screens are a common sight for many; the phones are too expensive to replace and difficult to repair.  Jonathan Strange saw a business opportunity, and launched XiRepair. "The Alabama SBDC program helped take our business to another level. As a first-time business owner, I had to figure everything out on my own before receiving professional guidance from the SBDC. They provided me with 1-on-1 advice to help me adopt necessary financial strategies & management tools to restructure my business for better efficiency. Their practical business knowledge has been priceless as my company has scaled." Over the past 2 years they have grown from one employee operating from home, to 10 team members in 2 retail locations in Montgomery, AL.

High school freshman breaks phone, launches repair business with SBDC assistance

Cracked screens are a common sight for many; the phones are too expensive to replace and difficult to repair.  Jonathan Strange saw a business opportunity, and launched XiRepair. "The Alabama SBDC program helped take our business to another level. As a first-time business owner, I had to figure everything out on my own before receiving professional guidance from the SBDC. They provided me with 1-on-1 advice to help me adopt necessary financial strategies & management tools to restructure my business for better efficiency. Their practical business knowledge has been priceless as my company has scaled." Over the past 2 years they have grown from one employee operating from home, to 10 team members in 2 retail locations in Montgomery, AL.

High school freshman breaks phone, launches repair business with SBDC assistance

Cracked screens are a common sight for many; the phones are too expensive to replace and difficult to repair.  Jonathan Strange saw a business opportunity, and launched XiRepair. "The Alabama SBDC program helped take our business to another level. As a first-time business owner, I had to figure everything out on my own before receiving professional guidance from the SBDC. They provided me with 1-on-1 advice to help me adopt necessary financial strategies & management tools to restructure my business for better efficiency. Their practical business knowledge has been priceless as my company has scaled." Over the past 2 years they have grown from one employee operating from home, to 10 team members in 2 retail locations in Montgomery, AL.

Alaska

Alaska Lemonade Day Teaches Kids Entrepreneurship Skills!

Every year, the Alaska SBDC hosts Alaska Lemonade Day for K-12 students across the state. Over 75 communities and 2,000 kids participate from Utqiagvik to Ketchikan starting their first business and learning valuable business skills.  Participants not only make money for themselves, they also donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across Alaska.

Alaska Lemonade Day Teaches Kids Entrepreneurship Skills!

Every year, the Alaska SBDC hosts Alaska Lemonade Day for K-12 students across the state. Over 75 communities and 2,000 kids participate from Utqiagvik to Ketchikan starting their first business and learning valuable business skills.  Participants not only make money for themselves, they also donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across Alaska.

Alaska Lemonade Day Teaches Kids Entrepreneurship Skills!

Every year, the Alaska SBDC hosts Alaska Lemonade Day for K-12 students across the state. Over 75 communities and 2,000 kids participate from Utqiagvik to Ketchikan starting their first business and learning valuable business skills.  Participants not only make money for themselves, they also donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across Alaska.

Alaska Lemonade Day Teaches Kids Entrepreneurship Skills!

Every year, the Alaska SBDC hosts Alaska Lemonade Day for K-12 students across the state. Over 75 communities and 2,000 kids participate from Utqiagvik to Ketchikan starting their first business and learning valuable business skills.  Participants not only make money for themselves, they also donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across Alaska.

Arkansas

From College Students to Coffee Shop, Boutique, and Online Store Owners

Abigail Speights (Grounded, Jonesboro), Kenyonna Zambrana (XOXO Impressions, Arkadelphia), and Jaci Tucker (Hippie Drip, online) worked with their local ASBTDC offices at Arkansas State, Henderson State, and Southern Arkansas University to start businesses in 2021. "The ASBTDC provided us with everything we needed and more, from demographic information to answering any question we could throw at them," said Speights.

From College Students to Coffee Shop, Boutique, and Online Store Owners

Abigail Speights (Grounded, Jonesboro), Kenyonna Zambrana (XOXO Impressions, Arkadelphia), and Jaci Tucker (Hippie Drip, online) worked with their local ASBTDC offices at Arkansas State, Henderson State, and Southern Arkansas University to start businesses in 2021. "The ASBTDC provided us with everything we needed and more, from demographic information to answering any question we could throw at them," said Speights.

From College Students to Coffee Shop, Boutique, and Online Store Owners

Abigail Speights (Grounded, Jonesboro), Kenyonna Zambrana (XOXO Impressions, Arkadelphia), and Jaci Tucker (Hippie Drip, online) worked with their local ASBTDC offices at Arkansas State, Henderson State, and Southern Arkansas University to start businesses in 2021. "The ASBTDC provided us with everything we needed and more, from demographic information to answering any question we could throw at them," said Speights.

From College Students to Coffee Shop, Boutique, and Online Store Owners

Abigail Speights (Grounded, Jonesboro), Kenyonna Zambrana (XOXO Impressions, Arkadelphia), and Jaci Tucker (Hippie Drip, online) worked with their local ASBTDC offices at Arkansas State, Henderson State, and Southern Arkansas University to start businesses in 2021. "The ASBTDC provided us with everything we needed and more, from demographic information to answering any question we could throw at them," said Speights.

California

Orange County / Inland Empire

Chocolate Bash, Rasha Al Basha Opens 4th Location

After emigrating to the United States from war-torn Syria, Rasha Albasha knew she wanted to do something different for a career. The former educational administrator opened her first Chocolate Bash in 2015 in Newport Beach and now has 3 additional stores in Southern California with more in the works. Chocolate Bash offers a menu of customizable crepes, waffles, pancakes, and fruit, as well as coffee drinks, tea and shakes.

Chocolate Bash, Rasha Al Basha Opens 4th Location

After emigrating to the United States from war-torn Syria, Rasha Albasha knew she wanted to do something different for a career. The former educational administrator opened her first Chocolate Bash in 2015 in Newport Beach and now has 3 additional stores in Southern California with more in the works. Chocolate Bash offers a menu of customizable crepes, waffles, pancakes, and fruit, as well as coffee drinks, tea and shakes.

Chocolate Bash, Rasha Al Basha Opens 4th Location

After emigrating to the United States from war-torn Syria, Rasha Albasha knew she wanted to do something different for a career. The former educational administrator opened her first Chocolate Bash in 2015 in Newport Beach and now has 3 additional stores in Southern California with more in the works. Chocolate Bash offers a menu of customizable crepes, waffles, pancakes, and fruit, as well as coffee drinks, tea and shakes.

Chocolate Bash, Rasha Al Basha Opens 4th Location

After emigrating to the United States from war-torn Syria, Rasha Albasha knew she wanted to do something different for a career. The former educational administrator opened her first Chocolate Bash in 2015 in Newport Beach and now has 3 additional stores in Southern California with more in the works. Chocolate Bash offers a menu of customizable crepes, waffles, pancakes, and fruit, as well as coffee drinks, tea and shakes.

California

Central

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.