The Small Business Development Center helps local small businesses prosper by delivering valuable management assistance and training. Resources available on-site include a library of guides for numerous types of businesses.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners who are ready to grow profits, expand business, gain new market share, or who may need specialized assistance with a new venture receive invaluable individualized consulting services free of charge. Visit one of several locations available throughout the region and learn how experienced and professional consultants can assist you in expanding your enterprise. Follow-up assistance is available both online and in-person.
- Marketing/Public Relations
- Business Plan Assistance
- Growth/Expansion Strategies
- Sales & Customer Service
- Financial Analysis/Cash Flow Management
- Social Media & Online Marketing
- Technology Commercialization, SBIR/STTR
- Start-Up Ventures with a Business Plan
- Buy/Sell Business
- Contracting with Government Agencies (Federal, State, Local)
- Business Structure/Formation
- E-commerce & Selling Online
- International Trade, Exporting/Importing
- Regulatory Compliance
Training on Topics that Focus on Growth
SBDC’s comprehensive training programs arm business owners with knowledge and information that they can use immediately. Sessions are targeted to help entrepreneurs improve operations, explore new opportunities, reduce costs, and become a more profitable business. Monthly sessions are also available for start-up entrepreneurs who need to learn the essentials of business planning and market feasibility. Over 200 seminars are held each year at convenient times and locations across the region.
Entrepreneurs gain greatly from fast-paced events facilitated by industry experts. Through partnerships with local sponsors and chambers of commerce, SBDC seminars are offered at a nominal fee with some delivered at no-charge!