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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Are you a Grasshopper or an Ant?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 12, 2016
A favorite of mine is the story of The Grasshopper and The Ant. If you do not recall, the premise of the fable is that the Grasshopper is enjoying the summer day, hopping, chirping and singing away when the Ant passes by, working away, storing food. The Grasshopper asks the Ant why it is working so hard when everything is so easy, foods plentiful, and states that the Ant should be enjoying the sunshine. The Ant replies that he is planning for the winter, by continuing to work when everything was going well. Of course, winter comes and the Ant is well prepared while the Grasshopper is out in the cold, starving. The moral of the story is:
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StartSmart

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 8, 2015
Smart Steps to Launch Your New Business Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to: Evaluate your concept and develop plans […]
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GrowSmart

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 8, 2015
Whether you’ve been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN […]
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Ongoing Learning Critical

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On June 30, 2011
There are numerous “entrepreneur quizzes” to help people evaluate their chances of being a successful entrepreneur. Many of the questions deal with personal traits such as innovation, initiative, stamina, risk taking and adaptability. But even if small-business owners have personal traits that match well with the typical traits of a “born entrepreneur,” this does not […]
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