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  • Loan & Grant Funding for Small Business Aug 6 2020Join us on Zoom to learn about emergency loan and grant opportunities available to North Carolina’s small businesses, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Industry Disaster Loan and the NC Department of Commerce’s Job Retention Grant. Attendees will also learn about services available to small businesses at the SBTDC and PTAC. Guest speakers include: Elizabeth Wilkerson – ... Read more >>
  • PTAC Client Success Story: Mind Your Business, Inc. Aug 3 2020By Pamela Racer (PTAC Advisor at Western Carolina University) Founder and CEO Karen Caruso started Mind Your Business, Inc. (“MYB”) from her own basement in 1996. Her intent initially was simply to screen a nanny who would care for her own children. Finding it near impossible to find a company that offered such employee screening services ... Read more >>
  • DoD Small Business Government Contractor Support COVID-19 Contingency Store Aug 3 2020By Pamela Racer (PTAC Advisor at Western Carolina University) Are you a small business working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and need a place to buy PPE for your company? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has created a new small business marketplace within FedMall allowing DoD Small Business Contractors to exclusively browse and shop for ... Read more >>
  • Federal Agencies expected to spend almost $200B on acquisition in Q4 2020; Are you ready? Aug 3 2020By Pamela Racer (PTAC at Western Carolina University) Hold on tight!! The federal fourth quarter is here; the money is flowing and it’s going to be a busy 10 weeks for many contracting officers and vendors. There are more than 98,000 active procurements on beta.sam.gov and an unknown number of thousands of task orders under the ... Read more >>
  • Financing Seminar: Show me the money Aug 3 2020Join us for an engaging and educational discussion on what a business needs to know before they apply for financing.  Learn what is needed for a successful application, why the information is needed, and advice and tips from small business owners that have firsthand experience and understand the frustrations from a business owner’s viewpoint.  The ... Read more >>