The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Paso Community College will celebrate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
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.
As part of the local celebration, the staff at the Small Business Development Center (9050 Viscount Blvd., Bldg. B – B520) will hold a meet and greet beginning at 11:00am. Visitors can grab a light snack, meet with SBDC office staff, and then attend a free webinar by Constant Contact -Digital Marketing Trends for Small Businesses in 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
With nearly 1,000 centers across the country, SBDCs provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States.
Job growth for SBDC clients nationally is nearly 10 times greater than job growth for average businesses, and SBDC clients’ sales growth is nearly four times greater than sales growth for businesses in general.
In 2016, America’s SBDCs provided 1.24 million hours of business advising to 188,602 clients 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.
Locally, 2017, the El Paso SBDC assisted 53 business start-ups, 37 business expansions, resulting in the creation of 518 new jobs
and 565 job retentions. Total capital infusion into the local economy was $15,578,000.
For more information, call the SBDC directly at (915) 831-7742 or visit their website.