In these challenging times, America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) play a critical role in assuring the health of small businesses: helping them access capital needed for growth, navigating the uncertainty of the market, providing advice on compliance with government regulations, and being first responders when natural disaster requires intensive and long-term consulting. In 2021, we want to bring your attention to how every SBDC network across the United States and its territories has helped and is helping to build our communities by providing vital resources during the most critical of times. Whether the business is in an underserved or rural community, exporting, an accelerator, women-owned or is in crisis due to the covid-19 pandemic, SBDCs have stood up to their reputation to be steadfast and a pillar of support in each state and region. Nationwide SBDCs Deliver Results: Clients Served: 510,707 New Businesses Started: 20,374 New Jobs Created: 91,767 95% of SBDC Clients recommend SBDC services Massachusetts SBDC (MSBDC) Results: Clients Served: 7,896 New Businesses Started: 397 New Jobs Created/Retained: 6,058 To learn more about the Massachusetts impact, check out the new America’s SBDC Annual Report at www.SBDCImpact.org/ma. Send an email to Alison Moriarty at firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up a time to connect and discuss how together we can continue to support our community’s small businesses. I’d like to sincerely thank you for your continued support of the SBDC program both in Massachusetts and nationwide and look forward to chatting with you soon.