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SBDC Webinar to Address Existing Challenges, Identifying New Opportunities

June 1, 2017

As Wyoming struggles with a changing economy, small-business owners face the difficult task of growing their businesses in the midst of an economic downturn. To succeed, in addition to managing the daily demands of running their businesses, owners must find time to work on their businesses and understand their local markets, as well as their overall industry.

A Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar, titled “Economic Gardening to Address Existing Challenges and Identify New Opportunities,” is scheduled Thursday, June 22, from 2-3 p.m. The webinar will help small-business owners learn how market research data about their industry, customers and online presence can provide key insights to help address current challenges, plan future strategies and identify new opportunities.

The SBDC is a partnership among the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC focuses on educating small-business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start and operate small businesses. The SBDC’s main office is located at UW.

Mike Lambert and Nicholas Giraldo will explain how the “economic gardening” economic development model can help small businesses address existing challenges and identify new opportunities. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to use market research to adapt to a changing economy and the kinds of new opportunities that can be discovered using this methodology. Attendees also can learn how the Wyoming SBDC Network Market Research Center (MRC) can help them and resources available from the MRC.

The webinar is free of charge due to a grant from the U.S. SBA. However, attendees must register to obtain the link to the webinar at www.wyomingsbdc.org.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For more information, call (307) 382-0947 or email wsbdc@uwyo.edu.

The Wyoming SBDC Network is a business advising group of the Wyoming SBDC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, MRC and SBIR/STTR Initiative. The network’s mission is to help Wyoming entrepreneurs succeed. Advising and most market research activities are free of charge to Wyoming residents.

The SBDC is funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the SBA. Additional support is provided by the Wyoming Business Council and UW.

For more information, go to www.wyomingsbdc.org.


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