The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center increases training activity to better accommodate entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profits affected by Covid-19.

Posted on February 18, 2021 in Press Releases

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands –February 18, 2021 –The VI SBDC, the territory’s premier provider of free consulting, low-cost training and technical assistance, recruits subject matter experts from both the public and private sector to provide business education training during Covid-19.

“Distinguished as one of the most challenging times for small businesses across the nation, our territory has not been exempted,” said Ted. J. Gutierrez, State Director of the VI SBDC. “We want our clients to know that we are prepared to help their businesses grow and succeed. USVI entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profits are encouraged to utilize our live and published webinars at their leisure.”

The VI SBDC has implemented a flexible schedule along with access to the training materials. The key areas of focus are preparedness and recovery, pivoting your business, disaster resiliency, business development, and marketing all within the constraints of Covid-19. Tune in every Tuesday at 10 am (AST) as the U.S. Small Business Administration PR and USVI Senior Area Manager, Wayne Huddleston, provides live updates on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forgiveness requirements and eligibility.

For a list of VI SBDC upcoming trainings and registration, visit our website training portal at


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