NASBITE has pledged it support in promoting America’s SBDCs and SBDC Day on March 21, 2018 as an SBDC Day Ambassador. The day will unite nearly 1,000 SBDCs across the country, and the hundreds of thousands of clients they’ve served in their nearly 40-year history.
SBDC Day 2018 coincides with NASBITE International’s 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, which will bring together over 100 best-in-class small business exporters from around the US and their trade facilitation partners, and is a fitting platform for NASBITE to also celebrate the SBDCs who have helped these exporters become successful.
“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.
Since 1980, 63 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks have provided free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation. A new business is opened with the assistance of the SBDC around the country every 30 minutes; a new job is created every 5.5 minutes; more than $100,000 in new sales are generated every 8.2 minutes, and small businesses are able to obtain more than $100,000 in capital every 10 minutes.
SBDCs provide management and technical assistance to an estimated one million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for free, face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade and more.
Please join NASBITE in supporting America’s SBDCs and their impact on the success of the nation’s dreamers, innovators and doers – America’s small businesses.