Your business strategy can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes you need help and that is where this week’s topic comes in. Today we have another free resource available to you called Small Business Development Centers, otherwise known as SBDCs. Learn how your local SBDC can help you develop, and test your business strategy,
Small Business Development Centers can provide a wealth of assistance to small businesses, especially when developing your business strategy. These centers can help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs obtain free face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more.
The SBDC network can provide free or at cost training to entrepreneurs because of the funding received by U.S. Small Business Administration, state and local governments, and private sector resources. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies.
SBDC professionals provide aspiring and current small business owners with a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting advice, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance. As you can tell the SBDC network can help you with every facet of your business and best of all these services are free.
Do you need unique training? Then contact your local SBDC network as they modify their services based on their client’s needs, local business trends and individual business requirements.
Your local SBDC counselors can provide objective feedback and advice focused on your best interests. Best of all no membership is required and there is no cost to you to use their services.
Contact the SBDC whenever you encounter problems and let them help you can back on track. They have a network of solutions that might include referring you to other experts or organizations that are best equipped for your circumstances.
Do you need help managing your cash flow or prepare stronger loan or line of credit applications? Then see your local SBDC as they can examine your financials and provide ways to increase your profitability. They have many years of banking experience and can help you present your strongest cast to loan officers.
You do not have to worry about sharing your financial information with the SBDC. They, like SCORE will not disclose any information.
SBDC network has branches with throughout the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am sure that there is a branch near you. To find your local branch https://americassbdc.org.
Your local SBDC is a valuable resource that can help you with the tough decisions that small business owners face every day. Whether it is to branch out into a new direction, product line or you just need someone to bounce ideas off of your local SBDC professional is there for you. Best of all there is no cost to you to use their services. So don’t wait, contact your SBDC professional today and set up an appointment.
We hope you will consider contacting your local SBDC professional as you develop your business strategy of expanding into government contracting. I have found these professionals very helpful in the past and I will continue to use them in the future. If you wish to contact me please email me.