The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • Where’s the beef? Sep 21, 2022 Contributed by Byron Hicks, SBTDC State Director I hope some of you are old enough, as I am, to remember the Wendy’s Hamburger ad with the elderly women yelling “where’s the beef?” For small business owners the question is “where’s the money?” Capital for small businesses IS available. It is just not where we are used ...Read more »
  • SBTDC Staff Recognized at National Conference Sep 21, 2022Each year America’s SBDC asks that each network select a State Star from their program. The State Star is an exemplary performer, makes a significant contribution to their SBDC/SBTDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. This year we are excited to announce that Alex Viva is the North Carolina SBTDC’s State Star. ...Read more »
  • Think Multi-Product / Multi-SBIR Submission Strategy Sep 16, 2022Will your innovation driven small business be a one trick pony? While there are many successful singular product companies, this is a risk prone business strategy. Given that the risks associated with product commercialization are high, if your one product fails, this could lead to failure of your entire business. A potentially more productive, sound ...Read more »
  • One NC Small Business Program Update Sep 16, 2022 The One North Carolina Small Business Program was allocated $2M from the state legislature for Fiscal Year 2023, which started on July 1. The program consists of Incentive grants and Matching grants. Incentive grants provide funds to partially reimburse expenses incurred in preparing and submitting a Phase 1 proposal. Matching grants provide funds to ...Read more »
  • What the Heck is NC DEC? Sep 14, 2022For the past 25 years, District Export Councils (DECs) have served the United States by helping companies in their local communities to export, thus promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher paying jobs. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commercial Service’s domestic offices, the more than 60 DECs combine the energies of approximately ...Read more »
  • App State’s SBTDC was a ‘first responder’ for small businesses during the pandemic Jun 24, 2021 (via Jan Todd, Appalachian Today) Appalachian State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) served as a “first responder” during the pandemic — a key partner in North Carolina’s assistance to small businesses in its 14-county region. The App State-affiliated SBTDC, which has offices in both Boone and Hickory, offers no-cost, confidential business counseling, tools and advice ...Read more »

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