Why StartSMART and GrowSMART? The Value of Business Training

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 5, 2019
A guy I used to work with in public safety, Steve Mattoon, used to say, “In a critical situation, we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  That statement is as true in law enforcement and the military as it is in running a small […]
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New Entrepreneurs Need More Than a Plan to Build a Successful Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On December 21, 2018
A business plan is just the first step to realizing a successful business. Successful entrepreneurs also need local resources, practical business knowledge (or access to it), and a network of colleagues to rely on. Our StartSMART class is more than just a business planning class, it delivers everything a new entrepreneur needs to build a […]
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SBDC, Wells Fargo Partnership Near 10-Year Anniversary

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
For almost 10 years, SBDC StartSmart™, an eight-week small business education program, has been a staple for new and emerging entrepreneurs who want to learn to plan, market and manage their businesses. Wells Fargo has been the statewide sponsor of the program since 2007, and with their financial support, many small business owners and prospective […]
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