FranNet is proud to announce that we have pledged our support in promoting America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and SBDC Day on March 21, 2018 as an SBDC Day Ambassador.
Businesses have always celebrated ribbon cuttings, grand openings and company anniversaries, and for a second year they’ll be able to celebrate the people who help them turn their dreams into reality – Small Business Development Centers. The second annual SBDC Day is set for March 21, 2018, a day that will unite nearly 1,000 SBDCs across the country, the hundreds of thousands of clients they’ve served in their near 40-year history.
Emily Anderson, a FranNet consultant based in Oregon & the Pacific Northwest, said, “It's an honor to partner with an organization that has supported so many entrepreneurs and small businesses over the years. The SBDC and FranNet share a solid foundation in using information and education to empower others in business, and this partnership has felt natural from the beginning. The SBDC can continue impacting entrepreneurs, small businesses and stimulate job creation, now in a new area: franchising. They can leverage Frannet's 30 years of experience and expertise, and everyone benefits.”
“It’s great to see SBDCs, their clients and supporters come together to celebrate SBDCs and their amazing clients. With SBDC support small businesses around the country raised over $5 billion in capital and created nearly 100,000 jobs,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC. Since 1980, 63 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks have provided free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation.
A new business is opened with the assistance of the SBDC around the country every 30 minutes; a new job is created every 5.5 minutes; more than $100,000 in new sales are generated every 8.2 minutes, and small businesses are able to obtain more than $100,000 in capital every 10 minutes.
SBDCs provide management and technical assistance to an estimated one million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for free, face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade and more.
Please join us in supporting America’s SBDCs and their impact on the success of the nation’s dreamers, innovators and doers – America’s small businesses. Follow the conversation on social media with hashtag #SBDCDay, learn more at www.AmericasSBDC.org/SBDCDay or find your local SBDC www.AmericasSBDC.org.