About the
Inclusivity Challenge

Over the last 40 years, the SBDC network has been helping entrepreneurs in all communities to start, grow, and pivot their small businesses and keep pace with the ever-changing marketplace.

The past year has brought forth unprecedented challenges. In 2021, we’re renewing our commitment to support entrepreneurs and businesses most impacted, to empower a more inclusive recovery.

"SBDCs have always focused on ensuring and expanding their outreach to underserved communities. The Inclusivity Challenge is a logical extension of those efforts."

Tee Rowe
Charles "Tee" Rowe
President & CEO, America's SBDC

The Challenge to SBDCs

Critically examine

communities within the SBDC’s service region that are underserved.


communities where the SBDC can deepen capacity to have meaningful results.


culturally and linguistically sensitive services tailored to achieving results.

Share impact

data to demonstrate the SBDC’s role in making a difference in underserved communities.

Prosperity For All

The Inclusivity Challenge is a long-term commitment by the America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network and its partners that builds upon existing efforts to help underserved and minority small business communities establish a clear path to empowerment and continued economic and community prosperity.

Challenge Accepted

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