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Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Starting and running a business can be a challenge, but help is available in your area. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and higher education institutions that are administered by the Small Business Administration. These centers offer educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

For more information about a SBDC and other resources available in your area, visit the SBA’s local assistance page

What is Offered?

SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies

All services given at SBDCs are free and confidential.

Additional low-cost training options are available.


Assistance from an SBDC is available to anyone interested in beginning a small business or improving or expanding an existing small business. These services are available to business owners who cannot afford the services of a private consultant.