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U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government that helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. This website has some great free, self-paced, 30-minute training videos relating to business plans. Check them out!

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have served the state of Wyoming for many years, by providing assistance to all businesses from start-up through succession or exit. SBDC services include free consulting, training programs, and referral programs. Check out this website for the free business services offered!

Wyoming District Office of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Wyoming District Office (WDO) is located on the fourth floor of the federal building in downtown Casper and is responsible for delivery of SBA programs in the State of Wyoming. The WDO is staffed with five full-time employees that are trained in SBA programs.

Wyoming Business Council

The State of Wyoming created the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) to focus public and private efforts to build a strong job creation base in the new economy, with manufacturing and technology as core competencies, while strengthening the existing business and industry groups under energy, agriculture, tourism and travel. The mission of the Wyoming Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Report

The Wyoming Business Report, best known for its award-winning print edition, delivers quality business journalism through many forms of media. Known for aggressive and comprehensive business reporting in the monthly business journal, the Wyoming Business Report has also embraced the Internet, e-mail, TV and radio.

Additional Business References

State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division (EAD)

The State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division’s (EAD) core mission is to coordinate, develop, and disseminate economic and demographic research and information. The EAD strives to provide quality customer service to clients via published reports, presentations, and customized information responses and to provide policy and economic analysis to Wyoming state agencies.

Manufacturing-Works (M-W)

Manufacturing-Works® (M-W) is a partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Wyoming Business Council (WBC), and the University of Wyoming (UW). M-W provides technical, strategic and human resource assistance to manufacturers and technical oriented businesses at their locations. This non-profit organization has professionals that serve all counties throughout the State of Wyoming.

Ranching for Profit

Whether in the classroom, the pasture, the boardroom or at the kitchen table, the “Ranching For Profit” programs have been helping people achieve the results they need for over 30 years. This internationally acclaimed “Ranching For Profit” School offers the knowledge, tools, and insights ranchers need to build sustainable businesses. Unequaled support after the school simplifies and accelerates the implementation of “Ranching For Profit” concepts and tools.

Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Partnership (WCP)

Membership affiliation in the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Partnership (WCP) is right for every Wyoming business who wants to: be involved in state-wide business advocacy at the state and national level; increase traffic to web and social media resources by expanding their on-line presence; participate in state-wide WCP initiatives, including the Wyoming Prosperity Project and Standing Tall In An Upside Down World Ethical Leadership; and network and communicate with 10,000+ Wyoming Chamber of Commerce members.

Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA)

The Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) provides leadership and support to foster economic development in Wyoming. WEDA is a non-profit professional association representing nearly 200 economic development members and organizations and supports its members through membership benefits, lobbying efforts, and educational tools.

WY National Federation for Independent Businesses (NFIB)

This is the Wyoming website for the National Federation for Independent Businesses (NFIB).