Alabama SBDC Network
The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. Certified business counselors are available in 10 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at our member university partners across the state. The Alabama SBDC Network is part of the largest business assistance programs in the United States and its territories.
Counseling is available in these major areas:
- Small Business Counseling
We’re not just for start-ups. While we help hundreds of new businesses each year, most of our clients have existing businesses, and need guidance on how to grow or maintain their venture. Topics include, but are not limited to: Management, marketing, human resources, taxes, marketing (online and traditional), and accounting.
- International Trade
The Alabama International Trade Center provides export and import consulting for Alabama’s small business community, in conjunction with its Export Alabama Alliance partners.
- Procurement Assistance Center
Like many other states, the Alabama SBDC Network hosts a Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The procurement counselors work closely with our small business and trade counselors to create a full-service resource center.
- Capital Access Program
This program was formally established in 2011 in response to an overwhelming demand for capital access assistance from small businesses, especially in light of the protracted banking crisis and recessionary economic climate. The program is designed to target and assist high impact clients, high dollar transactions, and to provide innovative or non-traditional funding solutions.
- Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
Soon, the Alabama SBDC Network will provide a wide range of training and counseling targeted at disaster preparedness, business continuity, and recovery.
ASBDC members include SBDCs at Alabama State University, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, Troy University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of North Alabama, University of South Alabama, and University of West Alabama. Find an office near you.