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
SBDC clients create a new job every 5.6 minutes
"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
Nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country offer free consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses
“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 18.1% per year - 4x the national average
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
Become one of the millions of entrepreneurs who have unlocked their potential with help from their local SBDC.
Bluefield café owner transitions from employee to entrepreneur with help from West Virginia SBDC Nicole Coeburn had a respectable career working in a community she loved. But like many mille ... more
America’s SBDC clients and centers win National Small Business Week awards….
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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.