The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) is a partnership program uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. Founded in 1979, the ASBDC provides a vehicle for continuous improvement of the Small Business Development Center program, exchange of information among members regarding objectives, methods and results in business management and technical assistance and advocacy of America’s small business community.
The SBDCs assist clients who wish to start businesses as well as those clients who have established their businesses and need additional help in their operations. Over 500,000 businesses are assisted by ASBDC member programs on an annual basis. A sizable number of them are in the dynamic start-up mode, while a majority is existing businesses searching for stability of planning for growth.