Gov. Mark Gordon signed a proclamation designating March 20, 2019 as Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day in Wyoming. On Wednesday, Wyoming entrepreneurs will join thousands across the country in sharing their success stories. SBDC Day also recognizes the hundreds of SBDCs across the nation. Last year, #SBDCDay was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter. For 24 years, the Wyoming SBDC Network has helped entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses. There are nine regional offices providing assistance across the state. In 2018 alone, the Wyoming SBDC Network assisted 1,366 entrepreneurs resulting in:
- 111 new businesses
- 1,402 jobs created or saved
- A capital impact of more than $10 million for the state’s economy.
“The Wyoming SBDC Network has assisted and supported over 47,000 Wyoming residents during the last 24 years,” said Jill Kline, state director of the Wyoming SBDC Network. “We love this work for several reasons, we serve the great citizens of the state, we are able to offer confidential support at no cost and every day we know we have a positive effect in the entrepreneurial ecosystem statewide. SBDC Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate Wyoming’s small businesses and their successes as well as making sure we reach as many entrepreneurs as possible to let them know we are here to help them succeed.” On March 20, entrepreneurs are encouraged to share their success stories along with #SBDCday. Join the Wyoming SBDC Network as they go live at 10 am on March 20 from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wyomingsbdc/. Learn about the SBDC, meet our staff and take part in a Q&A session. This will serve as a great opportunity to learn more about any aspect of owning a small business.