IMPACT BY NETWORK

Alabama

$520 MM

Debt & equity financing over the last 5 years, thanks to our dedicated and talented Alabama SBDC Capital Access (CAP) Program.

$520 MM

Debt & equity financing over the last 5 years, thanks to our dedicated and talented Alabama SBDC Capital Access (CAP) Program.

$520 MM

Debt & equity financing over the last 5 years, thanks to our dedicated and talented Alabama SBDC Capital Access (CAP) Program.

$520 MM

Debt & equity financing over the last 5 years, thanks to our dedicated and talented Alabama SBDC Capital Access (CAP) Program.

Arkansas

New Bakery in Downtown Hope Honors Family's Hispanic Heritage

Marcos Santiago and his mother, Estela Luna, opened Dos Caminos Bakery in November 2021. The bakery's name comes from Luna's hometown, Dos Caminos, Guerrero, Mexico. They sell cakes, cookies, and more than 50 types of scratch-made Mexican breads and pastries. The Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC guided the family as they transitioned from a home-based operation to a retail location, helping with business planning, market research, and funding options. In addition, a bilingual ASBTDC business specialist provided services in Spanish and helped Santiago and Luna develop a marketing plan and brand for Dos Caminos.

New Bakery in Downtown Hope Honors Family's Hispanic Heritage

Marcos Santiago and his mother, Estela Luna, opened Dos Caminos Bakery in November 2021. The bakery's name comes from Luna's hometown, Dos Caminos, Guerrero, Mexico. They sell cakes, cookies, and more than 50 types of scratch-made Mexican breads and pastries. The Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC guided the family as they transitioned from a home-based operation to a retail location, helping with business planning, market research, and funding options. In addition, a bilingual ASBTDC business specialist provided services in Spanish and helped Santiago and Luna develop a marketing plan and brand for Dos Caminos.

New Bakery in Downtown Hope Honors Family's Hispanic Heritage

Marcos Santiago and his mother, Estela Luna, opened Dos Caminos Bakery in November 2021. The bakery's name comes from Luna's hometown, Dos Caminos, Guerrero, Mexico. They sell cakes, cookies, and more than 50 types of scratch-made Mexican breads and pastries. The Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC guided the family as they transitioned from a home-based operation to a retail location, helping with business planning, market research, and funding options. In addition, a bilingual ASBTDC business specialist provided services in Spanish and helped Santiago and Luna develop a marketing plan and brand for Dos Caminos.

New Bakery in Downtown Hope Honors Family's Hispanic Heritage

Marcos Santiago and his mother, Estela Luna, opened Dos Caminos Bakery in November 2021. The bakery's name comes from Luna's hometown, Dos Caminos, Guerrero, Mexico. They sell cakes, cookies, and more than 50 types of scratch-made Mexican breads and pastries. The Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC guided the family as they transitioned from a home-based operation to a retail location, helping with business planning, market research, and funding options. In addition, a bilingual ASBTDC business specialist provided services in Spanish and helped Santiago and Luna develop a marketing plan and brand for Dos Caminos.

California

Orange County / Inland Empire

OCIE SBDC Helped Save 1,400 Jobs at Goodwill of Orange County

Goodwill of OC was forced to cut staff last year, and a difficult future loomed ahead. With help from OCIESBDC Network, Goodwill of Orange County received $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

OCIE SBDC Helped Save 1,400 Jobs at Goodwill of Orange County

Goodwill of OC was forced to cut staff last year, and a difficult future loomed ahead. With help from OCIESBDC Network, Goodwill of Orange County received $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

OCIE SBDC Helped Save 1,400 Jobs at Goodwill of Orange County

Goodwill of OC was forced to cut staff last year, and a difficult future loomed ahead. With help from OCIESBDC Network, Goodwill of Orange County received $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

OCIE SBDC Helped Save 1,400 Jobs at Goodwill of Orange County

Goodwill of OC was forced to cut staff last year, and a difficult future loomed ahead. With help from OCIESBDC Network, Goodwill of Orange County received $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

California

San Diego & Imperial

Misce Goods Lifts Up LGBTQ+ Community

Jimmy Tran, founder and owner of an online retail shop, used the SBDC to focus on selling home décor and personal wellness items — as well as selling and working with brands which are LGBTQ-owned or -operated including an emphasis on allies within that community. Learn how this Vietnamese-American pivoted from his employment during a pandemic and found success by navigating e-commerce with our Alliance SBDC and partnering Asian Business Association of San Diego.

Misce Goods Lifts Up LGBTQ+ Community

Jimmy Tran, founder and owner of an online retail shop, used the SBDC to focus on selling home décor and personal wellness items — as well as selling and working with brands which are LGBTQ-owned or -operated including an emphasis on allies within that community. Learn how this Vietnamese-American pivoted from his employment during a pandemic and found success by navigating e-commerce with our Alliance SBDC and partnering Asian Business Association of San Diego.

Misce Goods Lifts Up LGBTQ+ Community

Jimmy Tran, founder and owner of an online retail shop, used the SBDC to focus on selling home décor and personal wellness items — as well as selling and working with brands which are LGBTQ-owned or -operated including an emphasis on allies within that community. Learn how this Vietnamese-American pivoted from his employment during a pandemic and found success by navigating e-commerce with our Alliance SBDC and partnering Asian Business Association of San Diego.

Misce Goods Lifts Up LGBTQ+ Community

Jimmy Tran, founder and owner of an online retail shop, used the SBDC to focus on selling home décor and personal wellness items — as well as selling and working with brands which are LGBTQ-owned or -operated including an emphasis on allies within that community. Learn how this Vietnamese-American pivoted from his employment during a pandemic and found success by navigating e-commerce with our Alliance SBDC and partnering Asian Business Association of San Diego.

California

Los Angeles

The LA SBDC Helps a Mobile Notary Rebuild Her Client Base after COVID Shutdowns

As a retired teacher, Cynthia Howard has created a second career for herself as a notary. She specializes in visiting patients confined in hospitals and nursing homes. As the pandemic began, she was the only notary in her area willing to wear a full-body protective suit and help patients put their affairs in order. As facilities reopened, her SBDC advisor helped her create and implement a strategy to rebuild her client base that leveraged the trust she had built with healthcare facility staff.

The LA SBDC Helps a Mobile Notary Rebuild Her Client Base after COVID Shutdowns

As a retired teacher, Cynthia Howard has created a second career for herself as a notary. She specializes in visiting patients confined in hospitals and nursing homes. As the pandemic began, she was the only notary in her area willing to wear a full-body protective suit and help patients put their affairs in order. As facilities reopened, her SBDC advisor helped her create and implement a strategy to rebuild her client base that leveraged the trust she had built with healthcare facility staff.

The LA SBDC Helps a Mobile Notary Rebuild Her Client Base after COVID Shutdowns

As a retired teacher, Cynthia Howard has created a second career for herself as a notary. She specializes in visiting patients confined in hospitals and nursing homes. As the pandemic began, she was the only notary in her area willing to wear a full-body protective suit and help patients put their affairs in order. As facilities reopened, her SBDC advisor helped her create and implement a strategy to rebuild her client base that leveraged the trust she had built with healthcare facility staff.

The LA SBDC Helps a Mobile Notary Rebuild Her Client Base after COVID Shutdowns

As a retired teacher, Cynthia Howard has created a second career for herself as a notary. She specializes in visiting patients confined in hospitals and nursing homes. As the pandemic began, she was the only notary in her area willing to wear a full-body protective suit and help patients put their affairs in order. As facilities reopened, her SBDC advisor helped her create and implement a strategy to rebuild her client base that leveraged the trust she had built with healthcare facility staff.