Small Business Development Centers, Small Business Administration

Located throughout the United States, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) pro­vide a range of technical and export assistance, particularly to small companies that are new to exporting. Such assistance includes counseling, training, and managerial support. Their counseling services are free to the small business exporter, but there may be small fees for export training seminars and other SBDC-sponsored export events. Many SBDCs are involved in the E-TAP program.

Contact: For more information on SBDCs, call Jorge F. Cardona, Office of Small Business Development Centers, at (202) 205-7303, fax (202) 205-7727, or visit For the location of the SBDC nearest you, call 800-USA-TRAD(E).

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

SBDC National Information Clearinghouse
Offers information services, referrals to experts, training, and access to business-related resources.

Arkansas Small Business Development Center
Provides free information and consulting to new and existing businesses.

Nevada Small Business Development Center
Houses SCORE, GIS, BEP, economic development services and more.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center
State-wide business assistance organization. Partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
Business consulting and seminars to small businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

University of Wisconsin – Madison Small Business Development Center
Provides business education resources for business owners in Dane, Columbia, and Sauk counties.

University of North Florida Small Business Development Center
Provides workshops and free business consulting for small businesses.

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at Johnson and Wales University
Offers personalized consulting, training seminars, assistance, and information to Rhode Island small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Nebraska Business Development Center
Provides consulting and computer training.

Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Wide variety of counsulting services for small businesses and start-ups: business plans, marketing, import, export, marketing, computer, and tax.

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center
Partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma. Serves the small business community in central Oklahoma.

Greater Sacramento Small Business Development Center
Assistance in the areas of management, business and financial planning, and marketing to those who own or plan to own a small business.

University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center
Provides business and financial advice to business owners.

Blue Ridge Business Development Center
Promotes business development, entrepreneurship, and employment in NW North Carolina.

Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center
Free service designed to help existing and new ventures. Information on franchising, investors, bid matching, research, procurement and other services offered.

Winthrop University – Small Business Development Center
Offers managerial and technical assistance to new and existing small businesses. Links to small business information resources.

Western Illinois University Small Business Development Center
Individual business counseling and group training support for business people in western Illinois.

New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
Resources for prospective entrepreneurs and established business owners.

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center
Offers small business assistance resources, contact info, and more.

Wilkes University Small Business Development Center
Includes information about the Center and its services, in addition to links to various Internet business resources.

Central California Small Business Development Center
Helps new and existing businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, and technical problems.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network
Links to all of its centers, lists of training events, Chambers of Commerce throughout Arizona and additional small business assistance information.

New York State Small Business Development Center
Statewide help to startups or existing entrepreneurs, including business planning, marketing assistance, and finding proper loan sources.

See also…

Government and Administrative Law

Business and Finance Law