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During the third Wednesday in March, National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Day recognizes the thousands of SBDCs across the country supporting entrepreneurs in the pursuit of small business ownership.

Created in 1976, SBDCs provide innovative resources and tools that contribute to the success of start-ups and small businesses.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offers no-cost advising and is dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership. It also helps existing businesses access networks and resources to grow their business and achieve long-term economic growth.

Across the country on National SBCD Day, events and conferences present platforms designed to demonstrate the impact of SBDCs. From financial and business planning to technology, security, and marketing, SBDCs contribute to the overall success of small businesses.

Across the United States, 63 Lead Small Business Development Centers assist current and prospective small business owners. There’s at least one in every state, the District of Columbia, and its territories. They provide a network of locations throughout the country that provide assistance in a wide variety of expertise.

SBDCs aren’t limited to new small businesses either. If a small business is looking to expand, the SBDC offers assistance as well.

Sign up for advising by calling our office at 312.425.9500.
Silvia Bonilla
Director, SBDC 312.425.9500


Join an event and learn about all the benefits. To find out more visit Other ways to celebrate include:

  • Find the regional office in your city.
  • Learn what else the SBDC has to offer.
  • Share your experiences with the SBDC.
  • Get involved! Volunteer your skills and expertise to the SBDC and help an entrepreneur get their start.

Use #SBDCDay to share on social media.


SBDC Day was first observed in 2017. The House Committee on Small Business recognized the day in 2018.

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