In 2020, America’s SBDC is celebrating 40 years of helping small business development centers (SBDCs) and their entrepreneurial clients all over the country take the leap from BIG idea to small business success. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, ready to take the next step with their business, can go to their local SBDCs for free, face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, international trade and more. Businesses that partner with America’s SBDCs get started, create jobs, access capital, grow sales and prosper.
The Association will be celebrating its anniversary throughout 2020, with a variety of events that will highlight the year’s theme — “Think BIG. Start Small.” America’s SBDC is excited to announce its anniversary kick-off event will be the Client Showcase and Reception on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The following clients were selected from a pool of nominees submitted by their state/regional SBDC networks to be featured at the 2020 showcase:
• Inergy Solar, Idaho SBDC Network
• Sun Buckets, Illinois SBDC Network
• Hotel Tango Distillery, Indiana SBDC Network
• EMP Shield, Kansas SBDC Network
• Oceans 97, Louisiana SBDC Network
• Atlas Space Operations Inc., Michigan SBDC Network
• Geopipe, New York SBDC Network
• Earthquaker Devices, Ohio SBDC Network
• Red Hawk Construction Inc., Oklahoma SBDC Network
• Woom Bicycles, Texas, South-West Texas Border SBDC Network
To prepare for our big day, we will be doing a countdown till the showcase and reception on February 11th. Each day we will share a story about one of the clients attending the event — who they are, and how they worked with their local SBDC. What SBDCs do, their impact, and their value to aspiring and growing businesses is best told through SBDC clients’ success. SBDC clients not only have revolutionary products and services, they are hardworking and dedicated, and they are a group we couldn’t be prouder of. We only wish we could feature all of the thousands of businesses we help every year.
Our nation’s 62 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout our country. A new business is opened by an SBDC in-depth client every 32 minutes; a new job is created in the U.S. by an SBDC in-depth client every 5.3 minutes; $100,000 in new sales are generated by SBDC in-depth clients every 8 minutes; and $100,000 in capital is obtained by SBDC in-depth clients every 9.4 minutes.
Let the countdown begin!
The America’s SBDC Client Showcase and Reception will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria.
For more information about America’s SBDC and to find an SBDC near you, go to www.AmericasSBDC.org.