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Veterans find business success through Small Business Development Center

Veterans John Cappadoro and Jim McDonough sought support and expertise through the SBDC at TROY for their company, Veterans Cleaning Solutions.

Veterans John Cappadoro and Jim McDonough sought support and expertise through the SBDC at TROY for their company, Veterans Cleaning Solutions.

When Jim McDonough was looking at his options after serving in the military for 22 years, contracting with the Army, although lucrative, wasn’t what he had in mind.

Instead, he and his partner John Cappadoro, decided to put family over financial gain and launch a small business.

More than a decade later, Veterans Cleaning Solutions is…

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IDEA Bank is spurring student entrepreneurs in Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

For eight Troy University students, the IDEA Bank on the square in downtown Troy is an important building block for their start-up businesses.

The students – all part of the Troy Bank and Trust Entrepreneurship Program at Troy University – earn a minor in entrepreneurship and come from all academic majors, not just business-related ones….

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Small Business Development Center has new director

Troy University's IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy is home to the Small Business Development Center at Troy University. (TROY photo/Mark Moseley)
 

Juliana Bolivar has been named director of the Small Business Development Center at Troy University.

Juliana Bolivar Sanchez

She joins the TROY team with a background in small business development, operations, brand development and marketing.

“Juliana brings energy and experience to the SBDC that will enable Troy University to better serve small businesses in our area,” said Walter Givhan,…

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SBDC offers prospective business owners insights into success at seminar

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University will help those individuals looking to start businesses or purchase existing businesses get their plans off the ground in a two-hour program on July 31.

“Starting a Business” is free to attend and is co-sponsored with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. To register, visit http://bit.ly/troystartbiz.

The…

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