IMPACT BY NETWORK

Montana

Plevna Montana Gains Meat Processing Business

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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."

Plevna is located near the eastern border of Montana and has a population of 179. Throughout the Montana economy, cattle ranches are the largest economic contributor to agricultural receipts. Often in sparsely populated areas, ranchers need a local option to process their cattle. Ry and Cassie O’Connor recognized this and wanted to make a difference. “When we first came up with the idea for a meat processing facility, it was very overwhelming on where to start or how to start, the SBDC showed us! From the start-up process of building a professional business plan to working on financials and filling out grants, they guided us and spent many hours working with us. We never could have done it without them,” said Cassie O’Conner.

Plevna Montana Gains Meat Processing Business

Plevna is located near the eastern border of Montana and has a population of 179. Throughout the Montana economy, cattle ranches are the largest economic contributor to agricultural receipts. Often in sparsely populated areas, ranchers need a local option to process their cattle. Ry and Cassie O’Connor recognized this and wanted to make a difference. “When we first came up with the idea for a meat processing facility, it was very overwhelming on where to start or how to start, the SBDC showed us! From the start-up process of building a professional business plan to working on financials and filling out grants, they guided us and spent many hours working with us. We never could have done it without them,” said Cassie O’Conner.

Plevna Montana Gains Meat Processing Business

Plevna is located near the eastern border of Montana and has a population of 179. Throughout the Montana economy, cattle ranches are the largest economic contributor to agricultural receipts. Often in sparsely populated areas, ranchers need a local option to process their cattle. Ry and Cassie O’Connor recognized this and wanted to make a difference. “When we first came up with the idea for a meat processing facility, it was very overwhelming on where to start or how to start, the SBDC showed us! From the start-up process of building a professional business plan to working on financials and filling out grants, they guided us and spent many hours working with us. We never could have done it without them,” said Cassie O’Conner.

Plevna Montana Gains Meat Processing Business

Plevna is located near the eastern border of Montana and has a population of 179. Throughout the Montana economy, cattle ranches are the largest economic contributor to agricultural receipts. Often in sparsely populated areas, ranchers need a local option to process their cattle. Ry and Cassie O’Connor recognized this and wanted to make a difference. “When we first came up with the idea for a meat processing facility, it was very overwhelming on where to start or how to start, the SBDC showed us! From the start-up process of building a professional business plan to working on financials and filling out grants, they guided us and spent many hours working with us. We never could have done it without them,” said Cassie O’Conner.

Nebraska

High Peak Client Story

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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."

Despite a language barrier, Burma refugee opens Lincoln restaurant with guidance from Nebraska SBDC.

High Peak Client Story

Despite a language barrier, Burma refugee opens Lincoln restaurant with guidance from Nebraska SBDC.

High Peak Client Story

Despite a language barrier, Burma refugee opens Lincoln restaurant with guidance from Nebraska SBDC.

High Peak Client Story

Despite a language barrier, Burma refugee opens Lincoln restaurant with guidance from Nebraska SBDC.

Nevada

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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."

Hispanic Jobs Supported in 2021

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Hispanic Jobs Supported in 2021

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Hispanic Jobs Supported in 2021

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Hispanic Jobs Supported in 2021

New Hampshire

Business is Booming for Zapata Trucking Express, Manchester, NH

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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."

As a 19-year-old immigrant to this country in 2009, there were times Manuel Zapata went without food and heat. Now his company Zapata Trucking Express transports freight of all kinds from coast to coast, and over 85 brokers call him when something needs transporting. But then came the pandemic. He contacted NH SBDC for help with a PPP loan, and he says it made it possible to save his company. He also says that with SBDC’s help he received loans for two additional trucks. With six trucks, once businesses were able to reopen in NH, Zapata Trucking was perfectly placed so clients like Walmart, Target, and UPS were suddenly on the roster.

Business is Booming for Zapata Trucking Express, Manchester, NH

As a 19-year-old immigrant to this country in 2009, there were times Manuel Zapata went without food and heat. Now his company Zapata Trucking Express transports freight of all kinds from coast to coast, and over 85 brokers call him when something needs transporting. But then came the pandemic. He contacted NH SBDC for help with a PPP loan, and he says it made it possible to save his company. He also says that with SBDC’s help he received loans for two additional trucks. With six trucks, once businesses were able to reopen in NH, Zapata Trucking was perfectly placed so clients like Walmart, Target, and UPS were suddenly on the roster.

Business is Booming for Zapata Trucking Express, Manchester, NH

As a 19-year-old immigrant to this country in 2009, there were times Manuel Zapata went without food and heat. Now his company Zapata Trucking Express transports freight of all kinds from coast to coast, and over 85 brokers call him when something needs transporting. But then came the pandemic. He contacted NH SBDC for help with a PPP loan, and he says it made it possible to save his company. He also says that with SBDC’s help he received loans for two additional trucks. With six trucks, once businesses were able to reopen in NH, Zapata Trucking was perfectly placed so clients like Walmart, Target, and UPS were suddenly on the roster.

Business is Booming for Zapata Trucking Express, Manchester, NH

As a 19-year-old immigrant to this country in 2009, there were times Manuel Zapata went without food and heat. Now his company Zapata Trucking Express transports freight of all kinds from coast to coast, and over 85 brokers call him when something needs transporting. But then came the pandemic. He contacted NH SBDC for help with a PPP loan, and he says it made it possible to save his company. He also says that with SBDC’s help he received loans for two additional trucks. With six trucks, once businesses were able to reopen in NH, Zapata Trucking was perfectly placed so clients like Walmart, Target, and UPS were suddenly on the roster.

New Jersey

Costa Rican Native Brings Dream to Life in Trenton

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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."

Marjorie Rodriguez, a Costa Rican native, was determined to open her bakery and become an entrepreneur. All she wanted to do was to follow her passion: “Bake and Cook.” Marjorie contacted NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey in 2016 and received guidance on the lease agreement, obtaining localpermits, and exploring loan options, and developing a business plan. After six months, Marjorie opened La Cabana Bakeshop & Restaurant in Trenton, NJ, purchasing the property in July 2021.

Costa Rican Native Brings Dream to Life in Trenton

Marjorie Rodriguez, a Costa Rican native, was determined to open her bakery and become an entrepreneur. All she wanted to do was to follow her passion: “Bake and Cook.” Marjorie contacted NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey in 2016 and received guidance on the lease agreement, obtaining localpermits, and exploring loan options, and developing a business plan. After six months, Marjorie opened La Cabana Bakeshop & Restaurant in Trenton, NJ, purchasing the property in July 2021.

Costa Rican Native Brings Dream to Life in Trenton

Marjorie Rodriguez, a Costa Rican native, was determined to open her bakery and become an entrepreneur. All she wanted to do was to follow her passion: “Bake and Cook.” Marjorie contacted NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey in 2016 and received guidance on the lease agreement, obtaining localpermits, and exploring loan options, and developing a business plan. After six months, Marjorie opened La Cabana Bakeshop & Restaurant in Trenton, NJ, purchasing the property in July 2021.

Costa Rican Native Brings Dream to Life in Trenton

Marjorie Rodriguez, a Costa Rican native, was determined to open her bakery and become an entrepreneur. All she wanted to do was to follow her passion: “Bake and Cook.” Marjorie contacted NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey in 2016 and received guidance on the lease agreement, obtaining localpermits, and exploring loan options, and developing a business plan. After six months, Marjorie opened La Cabana Bakeshop & Restaurant in Trenton, NJ, purchasing the property in July 2021.