Small Business Development Center looking for part-time consultants to help area businesses succeed

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University is seeking to hire part-time consultants to work with area small businesses and entrepreneurs and has opportunities for students and alumni to receive training to be consultants.

Currently, the SBDC at TROY has a request for proposals out for the part-time consultants which closes at 3 p.m. on June 25. 

The SBDC Network is a statewide program that provides management and technical assistance for business start-ups, growth and access to capital. provides technical assistance to a wide variety of businesses across the state including operations in retail, hospitality, medical, food products, personal care, agriculture, science and engineering services, recreation, housing, marketing and technology. 

SBDC consultants work as independent contractors and should have the experience and background to provide advising and training to SBDC clients interested in starting a business or growing an existing business, said SBDC Director Juliana Bolivar.

“Our consultants work

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Art, aesthetics and golf: 7 business updates around The Woodlands area

Ethos Wellness is now offering telehealth services for The Woodlands area ahead of the launch of its new local office. (Courtesy Ethos Wellness)

Now open

1. Ethos Behavioral Health Group announced Feb. 9 that it had expanded its telehealth therapy services to The Woodlands area with the local launch of Ethos Wellness. While the opening of a new office in The Woodlands has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ethos Wellness is focusing on virtual therapy sessions with Greater Houston-area clinicians for individuals, groups and families.

“Our team is very passionate about helping people reach and exceed their wellness goals,” Tad Bodeman, director of Ethos Wellness-The Woodlands, said in a statement. “We’re honored for the opportunity to form relationships and help guide clients in The Woodlands area.”

Virtual appointments covering topics such as anxiety and mood disorders, coping skills and self-care are now available with in-network, out-of-network and self-pay

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All Black Everything magazine, ABE for short, will support, promote and profile Black-owned business in the Kansas City area

Knowing the struggles facing Black-owned businesses, entrepreneur Trish Mitchell of Kansas City is launching All Black Everything, a digital and print magazine, to shine a positive light and to support local Black-owned businesses.

In a time when many Black-owned businesses are struggling, Mitchell, who has a background in finance and works part-time for a local bank, decided the time is now to step up and help fellow Black business owners and entrepreneurs by publishing a new magazine which will profile Black businesses, as well as spotlight local artists, singers and talent. She says the magazine, called ABE for short, will celebrate and promote everything Black-owned.

Working from her dining room table, Mitchell, has conducted a variety of interviews, most over Zoom, and written short profiles of artists, hair stylists, nail technicians, singers, a police officer and others whose photographs roll by on her computer screen. Mitchell, who has self-funded the

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