SBDC Day, which takes place on March 21st 2018, is marked as a day to recognize Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and honor the people who help entrepreneurs achieve their goals. BizBuySell is proud to serve as an SBDC Ambassador and pledge its support in promoting the nearly 1,000 SBDCs serving local communities around the U.S.
“It’s important to recognize Small Business Development Centers and how they support local communities. These centers have numerous resources, such as workshops and counseling, to assist small business buyers and owners achieve their goals,” said Bob House, President of BizBuySell & BizQuest.
What Do Small Business Development Centers Do?
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), which are partially funded by the SBA, provide aspiring and current small business owners with a wide variety of low-cost to free consulting and educational services. This includes business plan development, financing, start-up assistance, acquisition and exit planning, as well as manufacturing assistance and contracting opportunities.
Do Small Business Development Centers Have Any Economic Impact?
The SBDC Network is credited for making a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs and business owners on a daily basis. With the assistance of SBDCs around the country, a new business is opened every 30 minutes; a new job is created every 5.5 minutes; over $100,000 in new sales are created every 8.2 minutes; and over $100,000 in capital is obtained by small businesses every 10 minutes. In 2017, America’s SBDCs can be credited for offering 1.24 million hours of consulting, training and other professional services to over 900,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners.
“It’s great to see SBDCs, their clients and supporters come together to celebrate SBDCs and their amazing clients. With SBDC support, small businesses around the country raised over $5 billion in capital and created nearly 100,000 jobs,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC.
How to Celebrate SBDC Day and Find a Local Small Business Development Center
Please join BizBuySell in supporting America’s SBDCs and their impact on the success of the nation’s entrepreneurs, innovators and go-getters – America’s small business owners. Learn more about SBDC Day and where to find your local SBDC office at www.AmericasSBDC.org. Also stay connected by using hashtag #SBDCDay on social media.