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SBDC Receives $100,000 Portable Assistance Grant to Help Small Wyoming Businesses That Have Been Hit Hard by the State’s Economic Downturn


The SBDC received a $100,000 award for the Portable Assistance Grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA). “The Portable Assistance Grant will allow us to provide focused support to small businesses to help them improve their efficiency and to retool their strategies for a shifting market as necessary,” says Jill Kline, state director for the Wyoming SBDC Network. “We also will be able to provide much-needed information to displaced workers who may be considering the options of starting their own businesses and need that additional guidance to get them started.”  Full Story Here.


Is your business being impacted by the Economic Downturn?  Contact any one the Wyoming SBDC Network's advisors for targeted assistance to help you get through this challenging time.


Future Events:  Watch here for registration links


  • March 15th, 2017 
    Rolling Forecasts: the Wave of the Future - Gillette College (learn more)
  • March 16th, 2017 
    Rolling Forecasts: the Wave of the Future - Casper College (learn more)
  • April 13th, 2017 (tentative) Webinar
    Helping Retailers Position Themselves for a Declining Market 
  • May 1st, 2017 - Event in Douglas
    Is Entrepreneurship Right for ME? 
  • May 18th, 2017 (tentative) Webinar
    Strategies for Restaurateurs to Survive an Economic Downturn
  • June 15th, 2017 (tentative) Webinar
    Using Market Research and Economic Gardening to Grow Your Business

more to follow...


Did you miss a presentation?  You can still watch a recorded version for the following webinars!


  • Make this Economy Start Working for You!MeridithPowell-250.jpg
    The webinar drew 61 registrants with more than 30 attending the event live.  Meridith Powell presented her topic  which gave an overview of what she has learned through many years of coaching companies through hard economic times all across the nation and what helped them the most.  The main takeaway from the webinar was the fact that this economy has shifted in general and the old methods of driving clients to your business don’t work anymore.  What works, according to Powell, is establishing strong relationships of trust and value. If you missed this webinar you can see it here

  • Is Federal Contracting a New Market for MY Business?
    If you missed this webinar you can see it here.
  • Digital Marketing Opportunities to Get Your Business on the Map 
    If you missed this webinar you can see it here.