Starting a business is no small feat.
Growing a business? Even no smaller of a feat.
Few people can do it alone—and fortunately, thanks to America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, they don’t have to.
For over 40 years, the SBDC Network has helped millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners, including many in marginalized and minoritized communities, start and grow their businesses.
Whether SBDCs are serving rural America, addressing a solution in biotech, or helping a minority-owned business expand to global exporting, SBDCs are at the forefront, assisting their clients every step of the way.
The impact of America’s SBDCs, at a glance
With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs are in every community illuminating the path forward for their clients. America’s SBDCs provide measurable economic results. In 2021, SBDCs helped generate:
- 71,399 jobs
- $7.6 billion in sales growth
- $6 billion in financing
Best of all, they helped entrepreneurs start 18,691 new businesses!
SBDC Day: today, March 16th
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting
the sixth annual SBDC Day today, March 16th.
SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide.
SBDC partners and supporters are celebrating the day by participating in the national SBDC Day Ambassador program which is designed for organizations and businesses to get involved in SBDC Day and show their support through social media, blogs and newsletters.
“In 2022, we will continue to focus on each and every community, and how the SBDC is working with local businesses and partner organizations to address the effects of the unprecedented disruptions caused by the global pandemic and social unrest on small businesses,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, President & CEO of America’s SBDC. “SBDCs have been an undeniable positive resource and will continue to help build and rebuild their communities.”
Ruby is now an SBDC Ambassador!
Ruby is honored to take our first step into the world of SBDC. We have been advocates for the small business community for over 18 years and have filled the need for communication services that entrepreneurs can trust with their livelihoods. Our live virtual receptionist and live chat services aim to both set small businesses apart and level the playing field with bigger competitors.
From what we do to why we do it and who we do it for, we’ve built our solutions to fully complement the needs of the SBDC community. In fact, it is our Vision to deliver exceptional experiences that build customer loyalty and empower businesses to freely pursue their purpose, cultivating diverse and thriving local economies.
We believe business owners’ time and energy should be devoted to the growth of their business while we
create connections, delight customers, and uncover opportunities in every revenue-generating call or chat. Over 14,000 businesses have put their faith in our capable team’s headsets and keyboards. Learn more about how it works.
There are so many firsts when it comes to owning a small business, and we understand that trusting your calls and live chats to Ruby might be one for you. But these are tasks that we are not only prepared for, but built for. And as an SBDC Ambassador we will honor your trust with the best we have to give: our devoted team of customer communication specialists.