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Kevin Lust was featured on NPR Illinois’ Community Voices about resources for small businesses and shared guidance he gives to entrepneurs. He also explained why communities should shop local when possible.

Kevin Lust was interviewed by Illinois Local as he spread the word about the good works of the Small Business Development Center network across the country during the lead up to #SBDCDay

Growth Corp acted as an Ambassador for the national SBDC Day event, which was held on March 15, 2023. Growth Corp’s Sara Vanhala and Marcia Schlicht joined SBDC Director Kevin Lust on an episode of OOT Box Media’s “Inside the Box” podcast.

The Illinois SBDC for Central Illinois hosted a live, remote broadcast of local radio station WFMB’s enormously popular AM Springfield program. Illinois SBDC for Central Illinois clients joined hosts Sam Madonia and Greg Halbleib on the air throughout the morning to discuss their businesses as well as the general state of small business in the area.

To listen to the podcast, click the link and scroll down to March 15, 2023.

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