National SBDC Day is March 22 and we are joining the celebration. Nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers across the United States will celebrate the small business community with events, public relations initiatives, and social media campaigns designed to highlight the importance of small business on economic development nationwide.
Local SBDC Offices Offer Free Training
According to the ASBDC: Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including:
- Writing business plans
- Accessing capital
- Regulatory compliance
- Technology development
- International trade
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports: Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As a result of the no cost, extensive, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services SBDC clients receive, the program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government . The SBDCs are made up of a unique collaboration of SBA federal funds, state and local governments, and private sector resources.
SBDC assistance is available virtually anywhere with 63 Host networks branching out with more than 900 service delivery points throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Learn more about the SBDC on their website.
Riviera Finance Supports the SBDC
Riviera Finance has sponsored numerous SBDC events and activities over the past 10 years. Our affiliation allows us to access critical resources for our small business clients to ensure their growth and success.
Learn more about how your local office is celebrating SBDC Day.