America’s SBDCs - a nationwide network of small business development centers providing free consulting to businesses of all types at all stages
"Our consultant had vast experience in the retail market, which sparked our interest to sell our farm-crafted products beyond Idaho." - Nikki and Erreck Conley, Athol Orchards
America’s SBDCs are for all small businesses - all stages, all types, all industries. All across the country.
"Whether it's accessing new funding, human resources or tax and accounting questions, UTSA SBDC has been with us each step of the way." - Lori Krieger, Taste Elevated
SBDC clients create a new job every 5.5 minutes
“We love the Denver Metro SBDC! We have attended numerous mentor meetings as well as their business accelerator.... Without their services, our company would not be where we are today.” – Ethan Bach, CEO, Alt Ethos
SBDC clients' sales grow 13.6% per year - 4x the national average
Nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country offer free consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses
Did you know? 3/4 #Millennials would start a small business if they knew where to get help
SBDCs aren’t just there when disaster strikes - they're by your side for the life of your business, helping you to survive and thrive
The SBDC model is expanding to Latin America and the Caribbean through the Small Business Network of the Americas (SBNA) Partnership Program
The Call for Presentations for the America’s SBDC Annual Conference in Long Beach, California (Sept. 3-6, 2019), is now open. Submit your proposal here.
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Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for free face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more.
SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private sector partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses.