SBDCs see major funding cuts

Additional California, SBA efforts will help to restore programs

SANTA ROSA – Funding to the Small Business Development Center programs including those in the North Bay has been cut dramatically, but help is on the way.

The centers are located nationwide and provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

The mission of the SBDC is to offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing  information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of small business training and counseling services.

But funding recently has been slashed through budget cuts to the community college system within which most SBDCs are operated.

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