Small Business Development Centers - Why Use us as a Resource
Come find out how 5 different Small Business Development Centers work within their communities to help provide entrepreneurial education and build economic development through partnerships. This interactive workshop is an opportunity to explore how you can make the best use of your SBDC.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services.
Hosted by leading universities, colleges, and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration the service centers are available to provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training.
The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. In short, their success is our business.
This interactive presentation will be a panel setting moderated by Dr. Karen Nicodemus, president of Cochise County Community College District. The panelist will consist of 5 SBDC directors from across the country. They will provide information on how they work within their communities to provide entrepreneurial education and build economic development through partnerships. Each panelist is diversity in experience and will bring their best practices and lessons learned to the table. This panel will also help the audience understand the value of using and partnering with the Small Business Development Centers within their communities.
Mignonne Hollis, Director, Cochise College, AZ