Mar 13th, 2023
Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed March 15, 2023 Small Business Day in Tennessee in honor of America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. For over 40 years, the SBDC has been helping millions of men, women, veteran and minority entrepreneurs, and small business owners start, grow, and sustain their businesses.
The Jackson SBDC, housed on Jackson State Community College’s Jackson Campus, serves the West Tennessee small business community by providing solutions to problems big, and small. Everything from solutions in the technology sector to providing insight to businesses expanding to global exports. With over 1,000 SBDC’s throughout the country, the SBDC network provides knowledgeable insight at the local, state, and national levels, assisting clients every step of the way.
“Over 625,000 small business are started each year, and it’s our missions to provide knowledgeable insight to see those businesses succeed in our communities,” said Edwin Roblin, Director of the TN Small Business Development Center at Jackson State Community College. “We are a resource to businesses in our community to assist in everything from writing a business plan and scaling your business to strategic planning and reducing production costs. We invite all to stop by the Center to learn more about our capabilities and to celebrate SBDC Day in Tennessee.”
In 2022, 6,348 Tennessee entrepreneurs received no-cost confidential business counseling for start-up and existing businesses with 6,172 attending training seminars which led to the obtaining of $90.4 million in capital being obtained and utilized by these businesses. These efforts by the SBDC have proven instrumental in the creation and support of local jobs in Tennessee.
To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the 7th annual SBDC Day on March 15th. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide.
Join the SBDC Day Celebration
The TSBDC will host a Zoom discussion—State of the SBDC and Tennessee Small Business— live from Capitol Hill in Nashville at 10:30 AM (CST). Public participation is welcome. This event will feature a conversation with special guest Tennessee Lieutenant Gov. Randy McNally and a special message from Representative John Rose. They will also highlight the great work of their team across the state, the work they did in 2022, and what to look forward to in 2023.
About the Tennessee Small Business Development Center
The TSBDC network provides existing Tennessee small businesses, start-ups, and pre-venture entrepreneurs with no-cost business consulting, low- and no-cost training, and resources for every stage of the business life cycle.
The TSBDC network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and receives additional funding from and partners with higher education and economic development organizations. The TSBDC is nationally accredited through America’s SBDC.
To join live on SBDC Day register at https://bit.ly/SBDCTN.
For more information about the TSBDC network, visit www.tsbdc.org or call 877-898-3900.