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Department of Commerce Recognizes Small Business Owners and Advisors on 4th Annual SBDC Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2020/Categories: Market MT, Small Business Development Center Network, Choose Montana

HELENA, Mont. – On the fourth annual SBDC Day, the Montana Department of Commerce is recognizing Montana’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the critical resources Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide.

Montana’s network of 10 regional SBDC centers provides no-cost support for entrepreneurs and small businesses at every stage of business development. In 2019, Montana’s SBDCs helped launch 61 new businesses and supported 2,303 jobs. Montana SBDCs have assisted more than 33,500 Montana entrepreneurs and helped to support more than 17,000 jobs since 1989.

“SBDC Day honors our Small Business Development Centers across Montana and the business advisors who are so crucial to the success of the small businesses they assist,” said Commerce Director Tara Rice. “Especially at this uncertain time, our SBDC advisors are an invaluable, no-cost resource for business assistance, and will continue serving Montanans as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19.”

SBDC Day, which began in Montana four years ago, is now nationally recognized.

The Montana SBDC Network is funded in-part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Montana Department of Commerce.

Emergency loans are now available for small businesses across Montana impacted by COVID-19. Businesses may apply directly to the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.

The Montana SBDC Network is available to assist small businesses in navigating the changing economic environment caused by COVID-19. For more information and to find your regional SBDC, visit SBDC.MT.GOV.

 
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