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Free training and advice available for small businesses, displaced workers


By Greg Hirst on July 10, 2021


CASPER, Wyo – The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recently received a federal grant to help small businesses and workers affected by the pandemic pivot and diversify, the University of Wyoming announced Friday.

While the US Small Business Administration’s Wearable Assistance Grant is “modest” and does not provide direct financial assistance to businesses, “it allows us to increase training and consulting opportunities for businesses. and workers affected by the energy industry downturn, ”said Jill Kline, state director of Wyoming SBDC Network.

“We would also like to work with displaced workers interested in applying their skills as small business owners,” Kline said. “The ultimate goal is to contribute to a stronger and more diverse Wyoming economy.”

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All counseling and training opportunities presented as part of the grant activities are free and all individual counseling is completely confidential, as are all interactions with the Wyoming SBDC Network, UW said.

Small businesses adversely affected by economics in the energy industry, as well as displaced energy workers interested in learning more about small business ownership, should contact the Wyoming SBDC Network at to learn more. on consulting and training opportunities.

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