Barbee’s BIZ BUZZ: America’s SBDCs Host Inaugural National SBDC Day
By Julianna Martinez-Barbee,
Director of the Espanola SBDC
Nation’s Largest Business Assistance Network Invites Small Businesses, Communities Nationwide to Join the Celebration
Do you have an idea for a business you want to start? Is there a special hobby that you would love to be able to do as a career? Then the SBDC is a place that may be able to help you follow that dream.
Business has changed dramatically over the last 37 years, and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has been there throughout. Since 1980, America’s SBDCs— the nation’s largest business assistance network—have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship.
With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, including right here in Espanola, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources to succeed. In 2015, America’s SBDCs provided 1.3 million hours of consulting to 192,205 client businesses, resulting in 100,233 jobs created; $6.9 billion in sales growth; $4.6 billion in capital investments; and 17,864 new businesses started.
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs named the first SBDC Day as March 22. SBDC Day. This was a day to recognize a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide.
“We are thrilled to work with SBDCs around the country to celebrate them and their clients and showcase the work they do for America’s small businesses,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, America’s SBDC President & CEO. “SBDC clients see an average of 15.5 percent versus the national job growth average of just 1.9 percent. There is no denying the impact SBDCs have on the success of small businesses in their communities and their local economies.”
“SBDC Day is more than a one-day event,” said Michael W. Myhre, America’s SBDC Board Chairman. “By celebrating small businesses and supporting SBDCs on SBDC Day and year-round, everyone can play a part in strengthening our nation’s economy.”
America’s SBDC Business Experts Helping America’s Job creators
- 1,000 SBDC LocationsAmereicas Across The Nation
- SBDC’s Start a New Business every 30 minutes
- SBDC’s Create a Job every 5 minutes
- SBDC’s Generate $100,000 in New Sales every 7.5 minutes
- SBDC’s Raise $100,000 in Capital every 11.4 minutes
- SBDC Clients Job Growth & Sales Growth is 10 Times Greater