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SBDC director builds abilities to enhance small businesses in the region

Juliana Bolivar, third from right on front row, has completed the first week of economic development training at the Government and Economic Development Institute. (submitted)
 

Troy University Small Business Development Center Director Juliana Bolivar has completed week one of the Intensive Economic Development Training Course.

Presented by the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University, the course introduces participants to all phases of economic development. The first week provides an intensive overview of general economic development concepts and principals,…

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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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