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SBDCs: Your Local Source For Education And Support

Apr 15, 2009

Posted by Maureen Petron - The NASE has long been a supporter of Small Business Development Centers.

SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. They are kind of part of the governement (under the U.S. Small Business Administration), kind of part of the private sector (responsible for raising some of their own funds) and kind of part of your local educational community (they are usually located in a community college).

And because they are local to you (there are thousands of them across the country), the NASE has always believed that they offer an invaluable face-to-face service that we can't always provide. And because they have both government and private funding, they are often able to offer educational classes for free or at cost.

Just last month, the NASE teamed up with several SBDCs across the country and held our tax seminars in their training facilities. It was a perfect combination of the NASE TaxTalk program and the local facilities the SBDCs provide.

I hope you'll check out your local SBDC and see what kind of training they have coming up. Tell them the NASE sent you.

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