Successful employee ownership conversions require expert guidance in areas such as business law, planning, finance, and management. SBDCs across the country are repositories of such guidance and resources, whether someone is pursuing employee ownership or a traditional ownership plan. As more aging business owners retire during the ongoing “Silver Tsunami,” SBDCs and employee ownership centers can work in collaboration to help connect business owners, employee groups, and entrepreneurs with the specific tools they need in order to facilitate smooth ownership successions and help businesses continue to thrive in their communities for decades to come.
Nearly 1,000 SBDCs can be found across the United States and its territories, serving clients virtually and from their centers in host institutions like universities and chambers. Whether SBDCs are serving rural America, addressing a solution in fintech, or helping a millennial woman-owned business expand to global exporting, SBDCs are at the forefront, assisting their clients at every step. Don’t miss the new America’s SBDC Annual Report to read about hundreds of small businesses and how their small businesses thrived with the help of their local SBDC.
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation, and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the seventh annual SBDC Day today, March 15th. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered nationwide.
SBDC partners and supporters celebrate the day by participating in the national SBDC Day Ambassador program, designed for organizations and businesses to get involved in SBDC Day and show their support through social media, blogs, and newsletters.
“Through adversity, we strengthen and grow, and nothing could be truer for the SBDC network and its thousands of clients this past year,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC. “This SBDC Day, we are celebrating the SBDC network’s reimagined approach to doing business and its direct positive impact on Main Streets all across America.”
To learn more about SBDC Day and its SBDC Ambassadors, visit http://www.americassbdc.org/SBDCDay. To join the conversation online, follow the hashtag#SBDCDAY.