Imagine ... a thriving local economy powered by successful small businesses

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC, Inc.) has been an advocate and resource for small businesses throughout the Springfield and Clark County area since 1984. SBDC helps local business owners build vibrant and thriving enterprises by offering expert consultation and assistance acquiring capital and financing.

First contact will link you with our experienced consultants who represent a broad spectrum of business — from bookkeeping and financial assistance to business plans and marketing. Working individually or collectively, they offer solid advice for handling critical areas related to the growth of a business.

In the weeks and months that follow, consultants will provide advice and directions with respect to objectives you have set for your business. This may include writing a business plan, drafting a cash flow projection, completing a strategic marketing packet or even gathering information to visit a lender, just to name a few.

Because SBDC is part of a regional network of business services, we also have the ability to link you with outside experts, if needed. Examples of some of these services include, but are not limited to, the International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).


Our Vision

A thriving local economy that is powered by successful small businesses.


Our Mission

To help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs start, sustain, and grow their businesses through consulting, training, and access to financing.

SBDC Funding Partners

Our programs are made possible by our financial partners