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Business Counseling


The SBDC Program is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies.


Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development. The SBDC also makes special efforts to reach minority members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, veterans, women and the disabled.


Assistance is provided to both current or potential small business owners. We also provide assistance to small businesses applying for Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grants from federal agencies.


Areas of assistance include:

  • Business Start-up

  • Business Expansion

  • Business Plan Development

  • Sources of Capital

  • Marketing Strategies

  • Customer Service

  • Financial Management

  • Governmental Contracting

  • Business Purchases

  • Franchise Purchases

  • Import/Export

  • Invention Assistance