There are more than 33 million small businesses in the United States, making up 99.9% of all businesses in the country. Small businesses are vital to the local economy and play a key role in their local communities. It is important to support local businesses, which is why many cities have Small Business Development Centers to provide free assistance and resources to small businesses.
To celebrate the impact that Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on empowering and uplifting small businesses across the United States, the third Wednesday in March is Small Business Development Centers Day. This year SBDC Day is on March 15.
SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The organization’s website can help you find a local SBDC, but the Yonkers Public Library is also a great resource for your small business.
Check out our Small Business Assistance blog post that regularly updates with new programs and resources that are available for small business owners in Yonkers.
You can also check out great books like these to help you on your small business journey.
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.