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Businesses have always celebrated ribbon cuttings, grand openings and company anniversaries, and for a third year they’ll be able to celebrate the people who help them turn their dreams into reality – Small Business Development Centers.

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community. The third America’s SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more.

“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.

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.

Business has changed dramatically in the last 40 years, from the introduction of new technologies to the expansion of global trade. And America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network has been there throughout — helping small businesses succeed, and helping aspiring entrepreneurs achieve the American dream of owning their own business.

The 62 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on- one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation. Today, a new business is opened by an SBDC in-depth client every 35.7 minutes; a new job is created in the U.S. by an SBDC in-depth client every 5.6 minutes; $100,000 in new sales are generated by SBDC in-depth clients every 7.5 minutes; and $100,000 in capital is obtained by SBDC in-depth clients every 8.9 minutes.

Statewide Conversation

To learn more about our the national ASBDC network, click on “About ASBDC” below. To see what other SBDC organizations across the country are doing to celebrate #SBDCDAY, click on “Learn More” below.

If you want to be involved at the state level, tweet at us on Twitter or tag us on Instagram by using #UGASBDCDAY.

Stop by your local SBDC office on or before March 20, 2019 to show your love for the UGA SBDC and support of #SBDCDay.


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