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Together we can elevate and inform our network of small business advisors and their clients on today's key small business issues, training and provide access to must-have products and services.
Additionally, this conference gives all the sponsors, who have like-minded goals, the chance to meet and network with one another. It's the one conference my company looks forward to each year!”
Getting involved as a speaker or sponsor at America’s SBDC conference presents organizations with excellent networking opportunities, the chance to position themselves as industry leaders, opportunities for knowledge exchange and learning, and the ability to support the small business community by engaging with SBDC professionals from across the nation.”
I have spoken at many conferences – this one is special. Why? For me, three reasons. First, the event is meticulously organized. From sign in to the final party, every detail is covered. Second, the participants are excited, engaged, and eager to apply what they learn. It is inspiring to be with a group of people who work from the heart to make our world better. Third, presenters are treated well. Priority is given to providing presenters with what they need to make the experience for the audience the best it can be.
I must add though that I have found over time that it’s not just speakers who are treated well, it’s everyone. Organizers go above and beyond to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy the conference.
My favorite day of the year? The day I arrive at the annual ASBDC Conference!”
America’s SBDC National Conference is the place where our America’s SBDC super star business experts come together to inspire, motivate, mentor and coach each other for the common mission of giving our best to help our job creators learn, adapt and grow. Harnessing its power creates lasting positive results.”
Meet our Partners
Sponsor, Speak and Exhibit at America’s SBDC Annual Conference
The America’s SBDC annual conference is our biggest event of the year, with attendees averaging around 1,400 50 exhibitors each year and nearly 200 professional development workshops for our SBDC network. This must-attend event is the best way to reach and connect with SBDCs nationwide. Conference sponsors get a turn-key booth on our tradeshow floor, at least one workshop, and nearly a dozen opportunities to network and reach our coveted network of small business advisors.
The 2024 Conference Prospectus opportunities will be released in January 2024.
To learn more about last year's event and opportunities, click the button below.
America’s SBDC Membership Winter Meeting Sponsor
Each February, we host a membership and board meeting in or near Washington, D.C., to allow our members (SBDC State Directors) a chance to meet, connect, and, when needed, visit their stakeholders in D.C. This is a great opportunity to support our members and connect with the key decision-makers in the SBDC networks across the country. This is a must-attend event if you want to start or expand a state or regional initiative.
Opportunities for sponsorship and engagement will be released in November 2023.
America’s SBDC Day Ambassador
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the annual SBDC Day on March 20, 2024. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide.
Our conference sponsors are invited to participate as Ambassadors of this event. Ambassadors will receive a specialized promotional toolkit and are invited to collaborate with the Association on national virtual events, campaigns, offers, or messaging to honor our SBDCs and talk about and reach small businesses.
Stay tuned for details.
Learn more about how we and our Ambassadors celebrated #SBDCDay last year
National Small Business Week Partner
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. They work daily to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
Every year, America’s SBDC collaborates with its partners to bring ideas, resources, and content to small businesses across America.
Learn how we celebrated last year
Expand Thought Leadership
The America’s SBDC Blog launched in November 2011 and was named one of the “Top 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes in 2013. Our blog is one of the most viral pieces in our SBDC network. SBDCs repost and share our blog everyday. Plus all the posts are shared through our social media outlets. Get credit for being an industry expert with a network of over 5,000 small business counselors.
Webinars and Social Events
Have something to share with our network or their clients via webinar or through social channels? We will announce and promote your webinar in our newsletter and if appropriate through our social media websites. Or we can co-host a social event like a Twitter Chat or live event with you.
Open Rate: 30%
Events & Special Campaigns
Participate in national and local events and campaigns led by America’s SBDC and the state/regional SBDC networks.
Sample of Campaigns/Events:
The America’s SBDC monthly newsletter is sent to
the entire SBDC network including SBDC State &
Associate State Directors, Center Directors, Advisors
and others in the SBDC network. The focus of the
newsletter is to provide updates and opportunities
to the network. This information could include job
opportunities, new webinars/events, updates from
the Board of Directors or Committees and much
more. This is the perfect place to announce a new
event, offer or news.
We will typically run your announcement in two editions of the newsletter. Have a quote, event photos or follow-up info? Great, let us highlight the success of your project in the newsletter.
Open Rate: 30%
Brand Awareness & Exclusive Offers
Expand your reach and share your offerings with SBDCs and their clients on our website.
Many partners create special deals exclusively for SBDCs and their clients.
Share and update your company listing and promotions to ensure these communities can find you and access these opportunities.
Check out what is currently posted. below.
Small Business Report Podcast
The Small Business Report is a weekly hour-long radio show for small businesses balanced between light-hearted and serious. It is for the small business owner and those thinking about going into business. This show is a weekly information resource reporting on business growth and development. D.C. SBDC State Director Carl Brown hosts the show.