Screen-Shot-2014-12-22-at-2.39.40-PM-248x300The Small Business Development Center, a nationwide program that has centers in 27 cities and towns across Missouri, was created with two purposes in mind: to create jobs and to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Columbia’s SBDC, located downtown, has helped business owners big and small thrive throughout the years. Past clients include local favorites Hot Box Cookies, Patric Chocolates, and Logboat Brewing. Through educational classes, workshops and one-on-one training and counseling, SBDC helps business owners through every step of the process.

Entrepreneurs aren’t the only ones recognizing everything SBDC has to offer. In the past year, the center has received two outstanding reviews, one from the U.S. Small Business administration and one from the association of Small Business Development Centers. These reviews have served as just another reminder to the SBDC staff of the impact they have on their community.

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