TVCC Small Business Development Center

TVCC Small Business Development Center The TVCC SBDC is a program of the Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and TVCC. We provide free and confidential counseling to existing businesses and those wanting to go into business.
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‼️NOTICE: PPP Resumes April 27th, 2020‼️The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from part...
04/25/2020
Paycheck Protection Program

‼️NOTICE: PPP Resumes April 27th, 2020‼️
The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

04/24/2020
The White House

The White House

President Trump just signed the bill providing $320 billion to refill the Paycheck Protection Program and keep millions of Americans on the payroll!

Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to he...
04/24/2020
Salesforce Care Grants — Ureeka Grants

Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to ensure an optimal user experience, applications will open in 2 phases. Phases are based on location, each phase will have 1 week to apply. Applications for businesses in Texas can be submitted starting April 27th. Check it out!

   Salesforce Care Small Business GrantsThank you for your interest.  As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through ...

"It would provide more than $300 billion for the small-business payroll program, with $60 billion or so set aside for co...
04/21/2020
Senate: Deal reached on $500 billion aid package to small businesses, hospitals

"It would provide more than $300 billion for the small-business payroll program, with $60 billion or so set aside for community lenders that seek to focus on underbanked neighborhoods and rural areas."

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday agreement has been reached on “every major issue” of a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid package for small …

Use this link to get more info on the Economic Impact Payments for individuals.
04/11/2020
Economic Impact Payments | Internal Revenue Service

Use this link to get more info on the Economic Impact Payments for individuals.

We’re committed to helping yout get your economic impact, or stimulus, payment as soon as possible. See if you are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment.

Here is a quick fact sheet on the role of SBDCs versus the SBA. While we (SBDC) can't check on the status of your applic...
04/07/2020

Here is a quick fact sheet on the role of SBDCs versus the SBA. While we (SBDC) can't check on the status of your application for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan or Paycheck Protection Program, we can provide assistance with the applications. We can also give you general business guidance during these uncertain times. Give us a call if there is anything we can help you with 903-675-7403.

America's SBDC
04/06/2020

America's SBDC

DON'T MISS our free webinar today 1pm ET/10am PT "National Resources and Policy Updates for #SmallBusinesses Impacted by #COVID-19" explaining the new stimulus package and resources available. @SmlBizMajority http://ow.ly/1KnH50z6wzf

Need to find a lender for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? This link will allow you to search available lenders by...
04/02/2020
Small Business Administration

Need to find a lender for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? This link will allow you to search available lenders by zip code.

We support America's small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

🚨SCAM ALERT!🚨There have been reports of scams about #COVID19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans.Reminder:📅There's no immedia...
03/31/2020

🚨SCAM ALERT!🚨

There have been reports of scams about #COVID19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
Reminder:
📅There's no immediate deadline to apply.
💰 There's no fee to apply.
💳 No credit card information is required.

If you need assistance applying for a loan, please contact your local SBDC office. Advisors are knowledgeable, ready to help, and our services are provided at no cost!

Good info on the economic impact payments individuals are to receive.
03/31/2020
Economic impact payments: What you need to know | Internal Revenue Service

Good info on the economic impact payments individuals are to receive.

IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

🛑Important! Some businesses are coming to us thinking the CARES Act is a better alternative than the Economic Injury Dis...
03/27/2020

🛑Important! Some businesses are coming to us thinking the CARES Act is a better alternative than the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and they will 'wait until next week and apply under CARES’. Based on the time it takes to organize the procedures and processes under such a massive new program, I am doubtful the application will be ready next or the following week. Start the application on the Disaster loan, then evaluate the suitability of CARES. Call us at 903 675 7403.
-Michael Ellsberry, Director Trinity Valley SBDC

Check out this grant opportunity! What a wonderful program from our friends at the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs!
03/26/2020
TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Check out this grant opportunity! What a wonderful program from our friends at the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs!

Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine M. Feyten announced that the Center for Women Entrepreneurs is launching the AssistHER grant program, which will provide 100 $10,000 grants to women-owned small businesses in Texas that have been impacted adversely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full announcement here: https://twu.edu/news-events/news/1-million-grant-program-to-aid-womens-businesses-hurt-by-covid-19/

A message from the Texas State Comptroller:These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Com...
03/25/2020
COVID-19 News

A message from the Texas State Comptroller:

These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.
We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.
For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.
We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.
In addition, we have a variety of online tools for businesses seeking assistance. See our COVID-19 emergency response webpage for access to online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and to establish 24/7 online account access with Webfile.
We’re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.

Updates on the latest coronavirus news..

The Texas Restaurant Association has started a "Restaurant Relief Fund" in effort to support independently owned restaur...
03/24/2020
TX Restaurant Relief Fund

The Texas Restaurant Association has started a "Restaurant Relief Fund" in effort to support independently owned restaurants through the COVID-19 crisis by providing grants of up to $5,000. For more information, please visit the link below.

https://mailchi.mp/txrestaurant.org/txrestaurantrelieffund

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has brought upon the restaurant industry a challenge of catastrophic magnitude. The Texas Restaurant Association has been fighting daily to support the evolving needs of the more than 50,000 restaurants throughout the State of Texas and the 1.4 million workers they emplo...

TVCC Small Business Development Center's cover photo
03/23/2020

TVCC Small Business Development Center's cover photo

03/18/2020
Athens Chamber

Director Michael Ellsberry talking with Athens Chamber about Disaster Loans.

CHAMBER CHAT

Marisa Gunstanson talks with Mike Ellsberry about the Small Business Development Center and business disaster relief.

03/18/2020
Trinity Valley SBDC - SBDCDay 2020

In honor of #SBDCDay, some of our clients and stakeholders were kind enough to share their experiences of working with the #TrinityValleySBDC. Take a look and Happy #SBDCDay!

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott
03/18/2020
Office of the Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott

Today I requested a designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration to allow Texas small businesses to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help provide relief from the costly impact of #COVID19.

https://bit.ly/3b1EWSE

Happy #SBDCDay! Continue to follow #SBDCDay for small biz tips, tricks & more.
03/18/2020

Happy #SBDCDay! Continue to follow #SBDCDay for small biz tips, tricks & more.

What do SBDC’s offer? Face to face consulting, at cost training, help writing business plans & MORE. #SBDCDay
03/17/2020

What do SBDC’s offer? Face to face consulting, at cost training, help writing business plans & MORE. #SBDCDay

The Little Boutique
03/16/2020

The Little Boutique

Many are aware that the President and Congress have introduced a new SBA Economic Disaster Assistance Loan in response t...
03/13/2020

Many are aware that the President and Congress have introduced a new SBA Economic Disaster Assistance Loan in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Today we received preliminary information from the SBA but are awaiting substantial details to follow. Disaster assistance loans for economic losses historically have required proving up loss of sales and profits (i.e. need for good accounting history to show what operating results actually were but should have been had the disaster not occurred). Final details and directions will be coming over time so stay in touch with us. We will navigate qualifications, necessities and processes with you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 903-675-7403.

Want a growth of 17.7%? That’s the average growth an #SBDC client. #SBDCDay
03/13/2020

Want a growth of 17.7%? That’s the average growth an #SBDC client. #SBDCDay

#SBDC clients experienced $7 BILLION in new sales in 2017-18.  #SBDCDay
03/12/2020

#SBDC clients experienced $7 BILLION in new sales in 2017-18. #SBDCDay

Did you know? The USA has 30.7M small businesses, and they employ 47.3 percent of the private workforce #SBDCDay
03/11/2020

Did you know? The USA has 30.7M small businesses, and they employ 47.3 percent of the private workforce #SBDCDay

Did you know 66.7% of SBDC clients start a NEW business in their 1st year? Contact us today to start your new journey! #...
03/10/2020

Did you know 66.7% of SBDC clients start a NEW business in their 1st year? Contact us today to start your new journey! #SBDCDay

03/09/2020
America's SBDC - What is an SBDC?

America's SBDC - What is an SBDC?

What does SBDC stand for? How can an SBDC help your small business? Take 30 seconds to learn more about America's #1 trusted small business resource. America...

TVCC Small Business Development Center's cover photo
03/03/2020

TVCC Small Business Development Center's cover photo

America's SBDC
03/03/2020

America's SBDC

In 2020 America's SBDC is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! Stay tuned for events and details on how we plan to celebrate. Yay! #SBDC #SBDCsCelebrate40 #SBDCDay

Happy Texas Independence Day!
03/02/2020

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Business Advisor Jamee Nitschke recently received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the...
02/25/2020
Jamee Nitschke of Trinity Valley SBDC receives Economic Development Finance Professional Certification

Business Advisor Jamee Nitschke recently received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council (NDC). The training provides individuals working in the field of economic development with instruction in business credit analysis, real estate financing, loan packaging, deal structuring and negotiating and the creation and implementation of development programs.

On Feb. 4, Jamee Nitschke, business advisor with the Trinity Valley Small Business Development Center, received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC).

Last week Business Advisor Miranda Perry spoke to students of Athens Christian Preparatory Academy about entrepreneurshi...
02/12/2020

Last week Business Advisor Miranda Perry spoke to students of Athens Christian Preparatory Academy about entrepreneurship and the services the Trinity Valley SBDC offers. Thanks ACPA for inviting Miranda to speak!
#YoungEntreprenuers

02/12/2020

We want to wish our fearless leader, Michael Ellsberry, the happiest of birthdays! His caring spirit and passion for small business is something we admire. Thank you, Michael, for all that you do!

Trinity Valley SBDC Director Michael Ellsberry and Business Advisor Jamee Nitschke were recognized today at the NTSBDC A...
02/06/2020

Trinity Valley SBDC Director Michael Ellsberry and Business Advisor Jamee Nitschke were recognized today at the NTSBDC All Staff meeting for assisting multiple business owners in obtaining financing. Michael was given an award for assisting with a combined $4.6 million in financing and Jamee was presented an award for assisting with a combined $3.3 million in financing. We look forward to another successful year!

Check out this great article for some #MondayMotivation. We've added one extra tip to this list 😁. Give us a call!1. Foc...
02/03/2020
11 Ridiculously Simple Business Tips That Will Help You Beat Your Competition

Check out this great article for some #MondayMotivation. We've added one extra tip to this list 😁. Give us a call!

1. Focus on leads, not sales
2. Don’t sell products, provide solutions
3. Always optimize your pricing
4. Hire friendly customer-facing staff
5. Stay open even longer
6. Don’t make customers dig deep for a phone number
7. Give something for nothing (or very little)
8. Support your local community
9. Use social media smartly
10. Own your niche
11. Be humble
12. Engage with an SBDC Advisor

Business tips don't necessarily have to be complicated to be effective. These quick, easy tips will help you beat your rivals and stay ahead of the curve.

Don't forget about tomorrow's important deadline!
01/30/2020

Don't forget about tomorrow's important deadline!

We are excited to be a part of this great seminar again this year! Contact TVCC Adult Education for more information. ad...
01/24/2020

We are excited to be a part of this great seminar again this year!
Contact TVCC Adult Education for more information. [email protected]

4th Annual ESL Entrepreneur Seminar is coming up in April. Contact TVCC Adult Education for more information. [email protected]

Trinity Valley SBDC has expertise in cash flow analysis. Why does this matter?We have a fast growing client whose disbur...
01/21/2020

Trinity Valley SBDC has expertise in cash flow analysis. Why does this matter?
We have a fast growing client whose disbursements occur in a more accelerated cycle than their revenues. Currently, growth for them is not financed through profits as much as through continually increasing bank financing. A day of reckoning is coming where readily available sources of financing will be exhausted. Through our cash flow analysis, we were able to show our client that bank financing was a short term solution for a long term problem and adjustments to the operating cycle are necessary if the company wants to remain viable.
Can we help you take a look at your cash flow? Let’s work together for your long term success.

"Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report shows that employees of smaller organizations were more likely to be hi...
01/17/2020
15 Small Business Cyber Security Statistics That You Need to Know - Hashed Out by The SSL Store™

"Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report shows that employees of smaller organizations were more likely to be hit by email threats such as spam, phishing, and email malware than those who work at large organizations."

Small businesses are a favorite target of cyber criminals — cyber attacks were up 424% in 2018 You may have heard the oft-quoted small business cyber security statistic that’s something...

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