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Access to capital for rural businesses and lenders focus of federal agency meeting

The former Regions Bank building on the Square in downtown Troy, acquired the University in July 2017, will serve as home to an entrepreneurial incubator and business learning center for Sorrel College of Business students. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)
 

A federal partnership aimed at increasing small business access to capital is the focus of a meeting hosted by Troy University’s Small Business Development Center.

“Rural Strong – Alabama,” a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, hopes to stimulate rural economic development by increasing opportunities for access to…

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Hurricane relief and recovery webinar is free to attend at SBDC office

Hurricane Michael
 

Troy University’s Small Business Development Center and the Sorrell College of Business is hosting free attendance to a webinar aimed at businesses wishing to get active in hurricane relief and recovery activities.

The webinar begins at noon on Thursday, May 16 at the SBDC offices in the “IDEA Bank” building (formerly Regions Bank), located at…

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Small Business center impacts the Wiregrass and beyond

TROY's Small Business Development Center helped created 235 new jobs and 17 new businesses in the Wiregrass last year.

TROY's Small Business Development Center helped created 235 new jobs and 17 new businesses in the Wiregrass last year.

Troy University’s Small Business Development Center is making a lasting impression in its 10-county service area and will celebrate its successes with three seminars.

In 2017 alone, it helped create 235 new jobs and 17 new businesses in the area largely defined as “the Wiregrass.” SBDC clients acquired government contracts of almost $60 million and…

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Speed dating for businesses

Representatives from Fort Rucker visit with small business representatives during the business matchmaker event.

Representatives from Fort Rucker visit with small business representatives during the business matchmaker event.

More than 150 people participated in a “speed dating” event at Troy University on Wednesday, May 17.

Rather than looking to build personal relations, the crowd was looking to build business relationships at the Small Business Development Center’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference and Matchmaker.

“These events sponsored by the SBDC are a fabulous opportunity…

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