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Local Providers

Technical assistance, including classes, workshops, mentoring, and one-on-one business consulting appointments, are a critical component to helping those with an idea start a business, as well as for helping local small business owners grow.

Following the research, UNI BCS found a robust network of service providers all working hard to support the regional economy.  Many of the area Chambers/Main Street programs are active in this region.  One interesting group of note is the Expanding Entrepreneurs Group in Jefferson.  They meet monthly to help those who are self-employed network together.  As indicated in the presentation, when entrepreneurs network together, they often solve one anothers’ business challenges.

Key Statewide Technical Assistance Providers