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SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses.

SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives and other online events. 

The fifth annual SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. To learn more about what your local SBDC is doing to celebrate, locate them here. Check out how we celebrated the past four years: | 2019 | 2018 | 2017. Follow the conversation online by following the hashtag #SBDCDay.

SBDC Day Ambassador Events

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Small Business Conversations Podcast, by Profits Plus Solutions, Inc.

With host Tom Shay and special guests Arkansas SBDC State Director & America’s SBDC Board Member Laura Fine, and America’s SBDC President & CEO Charles “Tee” Rowe. Listen Now or search “Small Business Conversations” on one of your podcast services.

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★ Keys to Global Market Success Webinar, by SBA OIT

In honor of #SBDCDay SBA’s Office of International Trade invites your networks to join them as they celebrate the impact SBDCs have on the export success of U.S. small businesses. For more than 40 years, countless entrepreneurs and small business owners have received assistance to start, grow, and expand their businesses with the help of an SBDC. The webinar will include:

• Insights from successful small business exporters who have effectively tapped the services of SBDCs and International Trade Centers to sell overseas;
• Strategies for launching or expanding your global sales; and
• Briefings from SBDC and SBA international trade specialists on resources available to support your global market success, including grant programs to support the costs of expanding your company’s international sales. Register Now

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★ Webinar – Digital Trends 2021 – 6 Lessons Learned in 2020, by Constant Contact

As COVID-19 continues to push people outside of their comfort zones, businesses and nonprofits that are pivoting to a digital-first marketing strategy have been able to survive, and even thrive, in the transformed marketplace. Those one-time “nice-to-dos” when it comes to online marketing are now a necessity, as digital channels are often the only way to stay in contact with customers. In any typical year, we could talk about emerging trends in technology or marketing, but one thing learned in 2020 is that all the great ideas and trends don’t mean as much when we aren’t prepared for the unexpected. It’s a good time to look back and to look forward. Constant Contact spent 2020 working with small businesses to help them make the best use of digital marketing tools, and we learned what small businesses were doing to power on. Watch Now

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★ We Build Communities, by Thryv

Thryv’ s Samantha Soffici will interview a panel that will include SBDC Board Chair Michele Abraham, Washington D.C. SBDC Executive Director Carl Brown & Thryv Head of Corporate & Business Development Matthew Gourgeot. The discussion will focus on:

• The SBDC’s impact on local communities
• The outlook for small business in 2021

Register Now

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★ How to Manage Your Business Toward Profitability, by Palo Alto Software

If the goal of working on your business is ensuring that you are prepared for real world challenges and equipped to be profitable or return to profitability, it requires you to focus early and often on the foundational principles of entrepreneurial finance and planning.

At both the startup and the growth levels, an entrepreneur’s focus must be on engaging with the core fundamentals of entrepreneurship like financial modeling, forecasting, managing cash flow, and planning and adjusting your plan in real time. These timeless principles best prepare entrepreneurs for proposing new business models, pivoting, and preparing their businesses to endure the most vulnerable early years and current day challenges and succeed in growing, scaling, and maturing as businesses. Watch Now

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★ Twitter Chat, by Small Business Majority

In honor of National SBDC day, Small Business Majority, America’s SBDC, SCORE Mentors, Support Latino Biz and WBDC are hosting a Twitter chat to talk about where small business stands a year into this pandemic and what they need to rebuild stronger. Follow along using the hashtag #StateOfSmallBizChat.

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★ Leap Into Business Ownership With Minimal Risk, by FranNet

Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer? Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Watch Now

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2021 SBDC Day Ambassadors

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