SBDC stands for Small Business Development Center. SBDCs provide a wide range of assistance to small businesses through their network of 900 service center. It is one of the largest federal small business assistance programs in the country.
SBDCs will assist in developing your business plans; provide financial packaging and lending assistance; market research services; and much more. They serve all populations: women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and even young entrepreneurs. And the best part is the advice is free!
SBDC assistance is available virtually anywhere throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition to the free business advice offered through the SBDC, you can find free and low-cost training programs available to help you improve your skill set. Classes can cover everything from how to start a new business to how to export your product. There are classes on marketing, accounting, taxes, and more.
SBDCs are a great resource to help you make your small business a success. Find your local chapter of the SBDC and take advantage of free business advice, business resources, and business consulting today.