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Funding for consulting in Jobs Act

By Anna MaskerIn standard18th March, 2012

Did you know? There is still funding for consulting through the Jobs Act of 2010.

If you are a growing business with 7 or more full-time employees, and you find that help from a consultant could get you past a particular hurdle, you may qualify for funding for consulting through the Jobs Act.

Recently, Profit Point was engaged by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Northwest New Jersey to do a strategic financial review for a client, using a grant from the Jobs Act. In this review, we analyzed the financials of the business and gave the client a 10-page report with our findings and recommendations. We met with the client to talk about our findings, and laid out a plan of where they should focus their efforts first. After implementing some of our plan, the client reported that margins were up significantly over last year.

In addition to financial consulting, the SBDCs offer a variety of consulting, classes and strategic counseling for established businesses looking to grow. And, you can’t beat the price—nearly everything is free; classes are a nominal fee.

As for the Jobs Act, what did it do?

Signed in September 2010, the Small Business Jobs Act, is one of the most significant small business legislations in over a decade. The law provided up to $50MM in grants to the Small Business Development centers (SBDCs) for counseling and training. Other critical resources were made available to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. The new law extends the successful SBA-enhanced loan provisions while offering billions more in lending support, and tax cuts. More information can be found here or contact us for more information.

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