On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Alabama SBDC Network will join SBDCs nationally to celebrate the second annual SBDC Day. SBDC Day is a national movement to help raise awareness about the service offering and impact of America’s SBDCs – the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) largest business assistance program.With nearly 1,000 centers across the country, SBDCs provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories.

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 2013, Alabama SBDCs have provided 85,802 hours of professional business advising to 10,713 client businesses, resulting in 4,822 jobs created, retained, or saved; $1.6 billion in government contract awarded; $368 million in capital investments acquired; and 955 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

  • An easy way to participate is through the use of Thunderclap, which posts a one-time message to a user’s social media account of their choice on SBDC Day. To learn more, and to pledge your support, please click here.
  • 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 21.
  • 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