IMPACT BY NETWORK

Alabama

With the encouragement & assistance from the SBDC, I made the decision to stay open. The SBDC was my go-to resource for information on the PPP, EIDL, and Revive Alabama.

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"I had my grand opening in December of 2019. I was a little nervous, but being able to count on the support of the SBDC and my advisor gave me the courage to continue on. I am comforted knowing that they are always there for me when I need them."

CEO, Life Touch Massage

With the encouragement & assistance from the SBDC, I made the decision to stay open. The SBDC was my go-to resource for information on the PPP, EIDL, and Revive Alabama.

CEO, Life Touch Massage

With the encouragement & assistance from the SBDC, I made the decision to stay open. The SBDC was my go-to resource for information on the PPP, EIDL, and Revive Alabama.

CEO, Life Touch Massage

With the encouragement & assistance from the SBDC, I made the decision to stay open. The SBDC was my go-to resource for information on the PPP, EIDL, and Revive Alabama.

CEO, Life Touch Massage

Alaska

Onion Portage Alaska: Adventures in the Arctic

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"I had my grand opening in December of 2019. I was a little nervous, but being able to count on the support of the SBDC and my advisor gave me the courage to continue on. I am comforted knowing that they are always there for me when I need them."

Tristen Pattee recognized the lack of tourism in the Native village of Ambler, AK. Inspired by an idea to highlight the beauty of his home and create jobs, he created a business to provide guided backcountry and river tours. COVID-19 allowed Pattee to expand by adding two boats and dome-style buildings to enhance what Onion Portage has to offer. Pattee is excited about the changes. "The domes will have clear panels on the roof that are see-through and you can comfortably lay in your bed as you watch the northern lights or just view the sky and stars." To experience the beauty and wonder of Northwest Alaska for yourself connect with Onion Portage Alaska to plan your once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure at www.onionportagealaska.com

Onion Portage Alaska: Adventures in the Arctic

Tristen Pattee recognized the lack of tourism in the Native village of Ambler, AK. Inspired by an idea to highlight the beauty of his home and create jobs, he created a business to provide guided backcountry and river tours. COVID-19 allowed Pattee to expand by adding two boats and dome-style buildings to enhance what Onion Portage has to offer. Pattee is excited about the changes. "The domes will have clear panels on the roof that are see-through and you can comfortably lay in your bed as you watch the northern lights or just view the sky and stars." To experience the beauty and wonder of Northwest Alaska for yourself connect with Onion Portage Alaska to plan your once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure at www.onionportagealaska.com

Onion Portage Alaska: Adventures in the Arctic

Tristen Pattee recognized the lack of tourism in the Native village of Ambler, AK. Inspired by an idea to highlight the beauty of his home and create jobs, he created a business to provide guided backcountry and river tours. COVID-19 allowed Pattee to expand by adding two boats and dome-style buildings to enhance what Onion Portage has to offer. Pattee is excited about the changes. "The domes will have clear panels on the roof that are see-through and you can comfortably lay in your bed as you watch the northern lights or just view the sky and stars." To experience the beauty and wonder of Northwest Alaska for yourself connect with Onion Portage Alaska to plan your once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure at www.onionportagealaska.com

Onion Portage Alaska: Adventures in the Arctic

Tristen Pattee recognized the lack of tourism in the Native village of Ambler, AK. Inspired by an idea to highlight the beauty of his home and create jobs, he created a business to provide guided backcountry and river tours. COVID-19 allowed Pattee to expand by adding two boats and dome-style buildings to enhance what Onion Portage has to offer. Pattee is excited about the changes. "The domes will have clear panels on the roof that are see-through and you can comfortably lay in your bed as you watch the northern lights or just view the sky and stars." To experience the beauty and wonder of Northwest Alaska for yourself connect with Onion Portage Alaska to plan your once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure at www.onionportagealaska.com

American Samoa

Mele's Bakery

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"I had my grand opening in December of 2019. I was a little nervous, but being able to count on the support of the SBDC and my advisor gave me the courage to continue on. I am comforted knowing that they are always there for me when I need them."

Melenaite Atuai became our client around February 2021. She was already a baker before deciding to have her own bakery shop. She moved forward with her own small bakery shop. She found herself a business partner and moved on in getting licensed and rented a facility for her production. She faced so many challenges in trying to go solo. Challenges such as her immigration status and finding a perfect location. She also needed financial assistance, a staff, and a strong support system from families. But none of that stopped her from pursuing what she was passionate about, and that's baking.

Mele's Bakery

Melenaite Atuai became our client around February 2021. She was already a baker before deciding to have her own bakery shop. She moved forward with her own small bakery shop. She found herself a business partner and moved on in getting licensed and rented a facility for her production. She faced so many challenges in trying to go solo. Challenges such as her immigration status and finding a perfect location. She also needed financial assistance, a staff, and a strong support system from families. But none of that stopped her from pursuing what she was passionate about, and that's baking.

Mele's Bakery

Melenaite Atuai became our client around February 2021. She was already a baker before deciding to have her own bakery shop. She moved forward with her own small bakery shop. She found herself a business partner and moved on in getting licensed and rented a facility for her production. She faced so many challenges in trying to go solo. Challenges such as her immigration status and finding a perfect location. She also needed financial assistance, a staff, and a strong support system from families. But none of that stopped her from pursuing what she was passionate about, and that's baking.

Mele's Bakery

Melenaite Atuai became our client around February 2021. She was already a baker before deciding to have her own bakery shop. She moved forward with her own small bakery shop. She found herself a business partner and moved on in getting licensed and rented a facility for her production. She faced so many challenges in trying to go solo. Challenges such as her immigration status and finding a perfect location. She also needed financial assistance, a staff, and a strong support system from families. But none of that stopped her from pursuing what she was passionate about, and that's baking.

Arkansas

New Locations Increase Access to ASBTDC Services

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"I had my grand opening in December of 2019. I was a little nervous, but being able to count on the support of the SBDC and my advisor gave me the courage to continue on. I am comforted knowing that they are always there for me when I need them."

Four institutions of higher education, including two community colleges and an HBCU, joined the ASBTDC network in 2021: ASU Mid-South, ASU-Mountain Home, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The new regional offices increase access to ASBTDC services for Arkansans wanting to start, strengthen, or grow a business." We are thrilled to welcome each of these institutions to our network. Our long-time partnership with higher education is a proven delivery system for ASBTDC's entrepreneurial and small business services, and these new offices expand our reach into both rural and urban areas of the state," said State Director Laura Fine. The additions bring the number of ASBTDC offices to 13.

New Locations Increase Access to ASBTDC Services

Four institutions of higher education, including two community colleges and an HBCU, joined the ASBTDC network in 2021: ASU Mid-South, ASU-Mountain Home, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The new regional offices increase access to ASBTDC services for Arkansans wanting to start, strengthen, or grow a business." We are thrilled to welcome each of these institutions to our network. Our long-time partnership with higher education is a proven delivery system for ASBTDC's entrepreneurial and small business services, and these new offices expand our reach into both rural and urban areas of the state," said State Director Laura Fine. The additions bring the number of ASBTDC offices to 13.

New Locations Increase Access to ASBTDC Services

Four institutions of higher education, including two community colleges and an HBCU, joined the ASBTDC network in 2021: ASU Mid-South, ASU-Mountain Home, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The new regional offices increase access to ASBTDC services for Arkansans wanting to start, strengthen, or grow a business." We are thrilled to welcome each of these institutions to our network. Our long-time partnership with higher education is a proven delivery system for ASBTDC's entrepreneurial and small business services, and these new offices expand our reach into both rural and urban areas of the state," said State Director Laura Fine. The additions bring the number of ASBTDC offices to 13.

New Locations Increase Access to ASBTDC Services

Four institutions of higher education, including two community colleges and an HBCU, joined the ASBTDC network in 2021: ASU Mid-South, ASU-Mountain Home, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The new regional offices increase access to ASBTDC services for Arkansans wanting to start, strengthen, or grow a business." We are thrilled to welcome each of these institutions to our network. Our long-time partnership with higher education is a proven delivery system for ASBTDC's entrepreneurial and small business services, and these new offices expand our reach into both rural and urban areas of the state," said State Director Laura Fine. The additions bring the number of ASBTDC offices to 13.

California

Orange County / Inland Empire

25 new businesses launched on Small Business Saturday through OC MADE Program

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"I had my grand opening in December of 2019. I was a little nervous, but being able to count on the support of the SBDC and my advisor gave me the courage to continue on. I am comforted knowing that they are always there for me when I need them."

Participants joined our SBDC OC MADE four week program, where they learned how to source, cost, and price products for the local market. They also have obtained necessary permits and licenses to launch their business. The OC MADE participants identified options to accept payment and developed an understanding of designing an appealing booth to sell at a local market, where they fine-tuned their skills to become a vendor at The Original O.C. Swap Meet.

25 new businesses launched on Small Business Saturday through OC MADE Program

Participants joined our SBDC OC MADE four week program, where they learned how to source, cost, and price products for the local market. They also have obtained necessary permits and licenses to launch their business. The OC MADE participants identified options to accept payment and developed an understanding of designing an appealing booth to sell at a local market, where they fine-tuned their skills to become a vendor at The Original O.C. Swap Meet.

25 new businesses launched on Small Business Saturday through OC MADE Program

Participants joined our SBDC OC MADE four week program, where they learned how to source, cost, and price products for the local market. They also have obtained necessary permits and licenses to launch their business. The OC MADE participants identified options to accept payment and developed an understanding of designing an appealing booth to sell at a local market, where they fine-tuned their skills to become a vendor at The Original O.C. Swap Meet.

25 new businesses launched on Small Business Saturday through OC MADE Program

Participants joined our SBDC OC MADE four week program, where they learned how to source, cost, and price products for the local market. They also have obtained necessary permits and licenses to launch their business. The OC MADE participants identified options to accept payment and developed an understanding of designing an appealing booth to sell at a local market, where they fine-tuned their skills to become a vendor at The Original O.C. Swap Meet.