America’s #SBDC 2018 Client Showcase Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill

America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) celebrated and showcased 11 clients from around the country in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill February 13th.

The showcase included:
Colorado, Alt Ethos
Florida, Dignitas Technologies
Iowa, Gross-Wen Technologies
North Carolina, KBI (Kepley Biosystems)
Ohio, WaterStep
Louisiana, Tadpole LLC
Wisconsin, MobCraft Beer
Pennsylvania, Play Impossible
Rhode Island, S2S Surgical
Southwest Texas, Taste Elevated
Washington, Whooshh Innovations

Special Guests:
Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio, Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, and
Representative Nydia Velazquez of New York, Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business

“The most important part of what SBDCs do is the clients. Our impact numbers for the national economy are impressive, but what is really impressive is the hard work, ideas and success of our SBDC clients. This showcase gives a glimpse at the array of innovators and doers that SBDCs help every day all across the country,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC.

Special thanks to the SBDCs who nominated clients to participate; the 11 clients for taking the time to join us; our SBDC stakeholders and supporters; and the many SBDC leaders who joined us to celebrate. It was a true honor to have all these special people in one room, talking about the great work SBDCs do and their impact locally on the small businesses they serve.

The 63 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses through nearly 1,000 locations. Job growth for SBDC clients is nearly 10 times greater than job growth for average businesses, and SBDC client sales growth is nearly four times greater than sales growth for businesses in general.

Click here to see the event’s press release, and here for brief descriptions of the showcase clients.

Join us for more celebrations on March 21st, to celebrate SBDC Day! Learn more here.

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