BARBERMURPHY Broker Associate Mike Pierceall continues providing real estate advice to start-ups and existing businesses in his voluntary capacity as a trusted affiliate partner for an organization that serves as an essential resource for struggling business owners.

Hidden within Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business is this rich resource, one that doesn’t cost a cent.

It’s the Small Business Development Center, a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments. While it is not the SBA, the SBDC is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Pierceall has presented during the SBDC’s monthly “Starting a Small Business” workshops on what to look for when searching for the ideal property in which to launch a business or expand an existing one. During the current COVID climate, you’ll find him educating SBDC clients as to how the timelines have changed with regard to the real estate lending and selling process.

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Article by Kerry Smith, Informationworks, Inc.