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SBDCs Nationwide Celebrate the 8th Annual #SBDCDay March 20th, 2024

After 45 years, America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) still rate highly with their clients and live up to their reputation as America’s #1 most trusted small business resource. To celebrate the SBDC program’s continued success, the work they do, and the clients they serve, March 20th, 2024, will mark the 8th annual #SBDCDay and the program’s biggest celebration of the year. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered nationwide.

This year’s theme, “Nurturing Dreams and Growing Futures,” touches on the personal relationship SBDCs have with their new and growing clients. SBDCs help write business plans, but they also help scale businesses with free advising sessions and low-cost training for financing and growth opportunities.

Whether SBDCs are serving rural America, addressing a solution in fintech, or helping a millennial woman-owned business expand to global exporting, SBDCs are at the forefront, assisting their clients at every step. Don’t miss the new America’s SBDC Annual Report to read who SBDCs are serving and how they are helping their clients. It’s a beautiful client success story platform that captures the amazing services SBDCs provide and the inspiring clients they serve nationwide.

According to the most recent Chrisman Survey, which collected data from SBDC clients in 2021-2022, America’s SBDCs provide measurable economic results. Nationwide, SBDCs helped generate 83,329 jobs, $8.4 billion in sales growth, $6.2 billion in financing, and started 13,910 new businesses, proving that SBDCs are leaders in job creation and economic development.

“We hear time and time again from clients that SBDCs are the small business resource you don’t know you are missing. They really are a game-changing partner for America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President and CEO of America’s SBDC. “This SBDC Day, we are celebrating that partnership and how it shapes not just the lives of the small business owners but local economies and communities.”

To learn more about SBDC Day, visit or To join the conversation online, follow the hashtag #SBDCDAY.

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