In 2017, America’s SBDCs provided 1.24 million hours of consulting to 192,205 client businesses, resulting in 96,095 jobs created; $6.4 billion in sales growth; $5.16 billion in capital investments; and 17,174 new businesses started.
In Alabama, the network has delivered substantial economic impact since its inception in 1980.
Since 2014, Alabama SBDCs have provided 86,509 hours of professional business advising to 10,411 client businesses, resulting in 5,231 jobs created, retained, or saved; $1.78 billion in government contract awarded; $330 million in capital investments acquired; and 973 new businesses started.
To celebrate the collective impact and success of America’s SBDCs, SBDCs nationally will share, 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 through social media campaigns, public relations, and online and in-person workshops and events.
Join the Celebration
- Attend one of our many workshops, webinars, or networking events on March 20.
- Small businesses, stakeholders, partners, and advocates are invited to post a picture on social media using the “I Love the Alabama SBDC Network Because” flyer.
- Small businesses, partners, and advocates are invited to help spread the word about SBDC Day and the impact of their local Alabama SBDC using the hashtag #SBDCDay leading up to and on March 20.
- Small businesses, partners, and advocates are also encouraged to contact their local Alabama SBDC to learn about upcoming workshops, special events, and other opportunities to join the celebration.
To learn more about SBDC Day, and to join the celebration, please visit www.AmericasSBDC.org/SBDCDay.