SBDC Helps Local Construction Company find the Structure for Success
Blaine Noland grew up in the construction industry and is as comfortable with a hammer as the best writers are with a pen and paper. After working for his father’s construction company, Blaine wanted to do more and decided to strike out on his own without any tools, starting Blaine Noland Construction. Demonstrating his skills working with customers, Blaine soon had his phone blowing up with new business.
He turned to the SBDC after qualifying for business financing assistance through a local program. The program required that Blaine take SBDC classes to further hone his already impressive business skills. Blaine first enrolled in the Launch Your Business course and is now in the Small Business Management program.
The SBDC helped Blaine manage his company’s financial structure to keep pace with his rapid expansion. Blaine brought the construction skills, while the SBDC helped him learn the other elements essential for a successful business. Today, Blaine has 25 employees.
“The SBDC staff really want to help you get where you want to go. I don’t feel rushed, it is really impressive.” Blaine said. “I would absolutely recommend the SBDC to new business owners.”