Whether you are a first time entrepreneur applying for a bank loan to get started up, an existing business looking to expand your successful operations, or a technology company seeking funding to conduct research and development to commercialize a new technology, the SBDC can assist.

View the SBDC's Recovery Resource Guide, with valuable information on how you can:

  • Learn about the SBA ARC Loan Program for established, viable businesses

  • Stay up to date on the federal Recovery Act at http://www.recovery.gov

  • Avoid "stimulus" check and grant scams

  • SBDC consultants assist technology firms with business management issues specific to their needs including alternative financing, such as federal research grants. For instance, every year, the government offers more than $2.5 billion in small business funding for technology and science innovations through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In 2008, the SBDC helped clients obtain 28 such investments totaling nearly $18 million.

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