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About the Small Business Development Center

Since its inception in 1980, the Alabama Small Business Development Center  (SBDC) at Alabama Sate University has been committed to providing quality service, technology transfer, training, and other services to enhance business development and economic growth while providing added value for our stakeholders.

Alabama (SBDC) at ASU  mission is to provide technical and management assistance to existing small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs by offering no-cost business advising and educational training to small businesses targeted for increasing employment, fostering growth, and improving financial stability.

The center's services support a six-county service area, which includes:  Autauga, Bullock, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery. 

Our expert small business advisors and consultants provide no-cost one-on-one business development assistance to existing small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Through our partner Alabama International Trade Center, we foster support for clients interested in import/export trade.

The Alabama SBDC at ASU strives to foster student entrepreneurial skills through business instruction, development of business plans, and internships.

The Alabama SBDC at ASU further engages and maintains positive business partnerships with community organizations, local, state, and federal agencies.