On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the Florida SBDC Network will celebrate the sixth annual, national SBDC Day, and you're invited to join in the celebration.
What is SBDC Day?
SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact that America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) foster each year. Established by Congress in 1980, SBDCs provide consulting, training, and resources to aspiring and existing small businesses. Whether you have an idea and are just starting out, or you’re an existing business looking to grow, SBDCs have the right tools and specialized expertise to help you achieve success.
SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve each year by sharing, in real-time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated virtually this year through social media and other digital channels.
What is the Florida SBDC Network?
The Florida SBDC Network serves as the state’s principal provider of small business assistance. Headquartered at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, the Florida SBDC Network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s small businesses. The network offers no-cost, personalized consulting in areas including access to capital, disaster resiliency, strategic planning, international trade, government contracting, and more. As part of its service offering, the Florida SBDC Network also offers hundreds of workshops each year ranging from the basics to advanced business management. Learn more about the Florida SBDC Network and our impact here.
Read the Official Proclamation
In honor of SBDC Day, Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis has proclaimed March 16, 2022 as “Small Business Development Center Day” in Florida. Read the proclamation: Small Business Development Center Day Proclamation.
How Do I Join the Celebration?
We’re calling all of our clients and partners to help us celebrate! Participating is easy:
- Comment and share our “Share Your Story” post on social media. Share how the Florida SBDC has made a difference in your life.
- Share how the Florida SBDC Network has made a difference for your business and in your community by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and using the #SBDCDay hashtag.
- Write a letter to your local representative sharing how the Florida SBDC Network has made a difference in your life.
- Interested in becoming a client or haven’t seen us in a while? Contact your local Florida SBDC and schedule a no-cost consulting appointment with us!
- Tell your friends about us! SBDCs are known as “the best-kept secret.”