We Are Proud to Support America’s SBDC and the 7th Annual #SBDCDay on March 15th
As small business owners navigate an ever-changing landscape, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) continue to support and elevate their clients through innovative at-cost training programs and free advising strategies. Nearly 1,000 SBDCs can be found across the United States and its territories, serving clients virtually and from their centers in host institutions like universities and chambers. 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 about hundreds of small businesses and how their small businesses thrived with the help of their local SBDC.
According to the most recent Chrisman Survey, which collected data from SBDC clients in 2020-2021, America’s SBDCs provide measurable economic results. Nationwide SBDCs helped generate; 85,094 jobs, $10.1 billion in sales growth; $7.7 billion in capital investments; and started 14,487 new businesses, proving that SBDCs are leaders in job creation and economic development.
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation, and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the seventh annual SBDC Day today, March 15th. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered nationwide.
SBDC partners and supporters celebrate the day by participating in the national SBDC Day Ambassador program, designed for organizations and businesses to get involved in SBDC Day and show their support through social media, blogs, and newsletters.
We’re honored to have worked with the SBDCs over the years. Not only do we benefit from our own SBDC mentor, we’ve provided dozens of training sessions for small business owners through local SBDCs and ran a social media bootcamp for SBDC directors and advisors at the America’s SBDC National Conference.
Our CEO Kasia Johnson states, “[The SBDCs] have been crucial in helping me grow my business. They have been wonderful to me and my marketing agency, Merge Forward. I have received mentorship and networking opportunities throughout the years and am so thankful for them for helping not only my business but a lot of other small businesses around me.”
“Through adversity, we strengthen and grow, and nothing could be truer for the SBDC network and its thousands of clients this past year,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC. “This SBDC Day, we are celebrating the SBDC network’s reimagined approach to doing business and its direct positive impact on Main Streets all across America.”
To learn more about SBDC Day and its SBDC Ambassadors, visit http://www.americassbdc.org/SBDCDay. To join the conversation online, follow the hashtag #SBDCDAY.