What is SBDC Day?

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.

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: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

To learn more about how your local SBDC is celebrating #SBDCDay, contact your local SBDC now!

Follow the conversation online by following the hashtag #SBDCDay.

Check out how we celebrated in 2019

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community. The fourth America’s SBDC Day took place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

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. 

SBDC Day Blogs

Think and Grow Big: 13 Small Business Experts Share Strategies for Maximum Growth, by Gerri Detweiler, NAV

Want to improve the odds that your small business goes big? Don’t feel you have to go it alone. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultants and advisors provide free consulting to help small business owners start or expand their businesses. This month, America’s SBDC—which is comprised of some 1,000 centers nationwide — celebrates forty years of helping small businesses grow, and the results are impressive. Read more.

5 ways your local SBDC can help you start and run your business, by Katie McBeth, TSheets by QuickBooks

Only about half of businesses will make it to their fifth year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many small business owners face tight budgets, limited staff, and a lack of resources. It’s no wonder that so many small businesses struggle to stay afloat. Luckily, America’s small businesses have an advocate in the nation’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Read more.

Small Business Development Centers Go Above and Beyond, by By George Koklanaris, SBA

As the American economy has changed over the past 40 years, small business has changed with it. Indeed, small business has been at the forefront of this change. As small businesses are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus, the SBDCs will continue to be there providing their clients with expert advice on weathering this storm and returning to prosperity. Read more.

Happy SBDC Day!, by By Allen Gutierrez, SBA

As we celebrate SBDC Day, we recognize the hard work and dedication of the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for their tireless efforts to aid and assist in the development and growth of our nation’s small businesses. For 40 years, countless entrepreneurs and small business owners have received assistance to start, grow, and expand their businesses with the help of an SBDC. Read more.

SBDC Ambassador Events & Promotions

“Winning on Main Street” Podcast – with North Texas SBDC Executive Director Mark Langford (Sponsored by Thryv)

“Small Business Conversations” Podcast – with Iowa SBDC State Director Lisa Shimkat (Sponsored by Profits Plus Solutions)

• Thryv, Inc. Teams up With America’s SBDCs as They Celebrate 40 Years of Helping Businesses “Think BIG & Start Small”

2020 SBDC Day Ambassadors

The SBDC Day Ambassador program is designed for organizations and businesses, to get involved in SBDC Day and show their support for the nation’s largest and most effective small business assistance network — SBDCs. To learn more, click here.

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Constant Contact

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Intuit logo

Kaufman Chamber logo

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Newsom Fitness

Profits Plus Solutions

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CDC Small Business Finance

Small Business Majority

Smart Hustle Media



Sweets & Meats BBQ

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The Main Ingredient

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SBDC Day Client Videos

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