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Tech entrepreneur secures funding through SBDC

Accessing capital was next to impossible in the past for entrepreneur James Woodside, who recently received $112,500 in investment loans from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) thanks to the assistance of the Access Accelera...

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RBC funds six entrepreneurs so far via SBDC partnership

RBC Royal Bank (RBC) has already funded six clients through its partnership with the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), according to an RBC press statement. RBC recently hosted a “Pitch Night”,...

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SBDC graduates 18 from Over-The-Hill program

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held its first graduation for the program’s Over-The-Hill component. At the ceremony, 18 graduates received certificates of completion and grant checks for...

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SBDC reaches $1 million in disbursements to small businesses

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has facilitated the disbursement of over $1 million to Bahamian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and is on target to provide an additional...

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SBDC: 13 entrepreneurs funded, 752 clients advised so far

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)/Access Accelerator has put $786,000 into the hands of 13 entrepreneurs and has advised 752 clients across The Bahamas. According to an SBDC press release, entrepreneur Don Bro...

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PM opens branch of SBDC

The government on Wednesday opened a branch office of the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) at the Edmund Moxey Youth and Community Center for residents of Over-the-Hill. The purpose of the branch is to promote ec...

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SBDC’s first Pitch Night on Grand Bahama a success

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), in conjunction with the University of The Bahamas (UB) northern campus, hosted its first Pitch Night competition on the island of Grand Bahama. The event allowed six UB stude...

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Scotiabank RBC sign on as SBDC financial partners

The government revealed yesterday that two Canadian commercial banks signed on to be financial partners for the Access Accelerator/Small Business Development Centre’s (SBDC) capital funding program for micro, small and m...

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Seven Small Businesses Recommended for 1.5 mil in Funding

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced Tuesday that seven companies that have gone through the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) have been recommended to access a total $1.5 millio...

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2019 Target for SME Act

The Bahamas Small and Medium-Size Enterprise (SME) Development Act is expected to be brought to the House of Assembly next year and is expected to stimulate economic growth in the SME sector, according to business consul...