Free training and advising available to small businesses, displaced workers

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CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recently received a federal grant aimed helping small businesses and workers impacted by the pandemic pivot and diversify, the University of Wyoming announced Friday.

Though the Portable Assistance Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration is “modest” and does not provide direct financial assistance to businesses, “it does allow us to increase training and advising opportunities for businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the energy industry,” said Jill Kline, state director of the Wyoming SBDC Network.

“We also would love 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, more diversified Wyoming economy.”

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