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Media Advantage

October 13, 2021

  • Owners of Media Advantage
    LARAE RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY

“We are big fans of the SBDC, not only for the services they have provided our agency, but for the services they provide to all small businesses. For Media Advantage, we learned about the different certifications we are eligible for and what paperwork is needed. They were also there for all businesses during the pandemic and provided valuable information regarding the PPP Loan. We encourage our clients to reach out to the SBDC so that they can take advantage of the many resources they have to offer. All of the staff have been a joy to work with and we look forward to a long partnership in the future.” - Chrys Forbes & Andi Markee

Owners Chrys Forbes and Andi Markee met with advisor Alejandro Castañon at SBDC before the pandemic to get help with an expansion project. They had recently acquired the business and were interested in expanding into a larger space. This would allow them to take on bigger projects and more employees. Not long after COVID impacted their business, as it did scores of others, Media Advantage pivoted and needed help applying for COVID relief funds. Castañon assessed their needs and recommended, as well as explained, both the PPP loan and EIDL programs. Media Advantage was able to maintain its level of employees while also covering overhead costs. After using the funds appropriately, they refocused their efforts on expanding their business.

Economic Impact:

  1. Business Expansion
  2. Jobs Retained: 5
  3. Jobs Created: 1