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        Small Business Development Center

        Americas's SBDC Accredited MemeberSmall businesses are the backbone of the American Dream and how almost 97% of Alabamians make their living. Start your own today.

        Starting your own business may seem impossible. How do you handle your cash flow, employees, loans? That's what we’re here for. 

        The Small Business Development Center at Auburn University can turn your dreams of owning a small business into reality. Since 1980, the SBDC at Auburn University has offered personal consultation concerning many aspects of small business development. The SBDC offers all business owners the opportunity to create their American Dream.

        Request for Counseling

        Ready to start your own small business? We can help. We’ll assess your business needs and provide counsel based on the specifics of your situation. Fill out our online registration form to get started.

        Online Registration Form

        Fill out the registration form so we can learn about your business needs. A counselor will be assigned to contact you within 24-48 hours upon receipt of the registration form. And don’t worry—all your information is held in strict confidence.


        Helping Small Businesses Succeed

        In 1980, Congress adopted the Small Business development Center (SBDC), which authorized the creation of SBDC networks in each state. Former Auburn Business School Dean George Horton embraced the idea, establishing a SBDC branch at Auburn University in 1980. The Auburn branch was to provide technical and counseling needs of small businesses in east-central Alabama.

        The SBDC at Auburn serves eight counties: Coosa, Chambers, Clay, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and Tallapoosa. Residents in these counties have the opportunity to use the Center's expertise and advice concerning many aspects for starting a business.

        Learn More

        The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
        Includes Frequently Asked Questions for Small Businesses

        U.S. Small Business Administration

        Economic Development Institute

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        Contact Us

        Harbert College of Business

        Ms. Lindsay Bridges

        Director, Small Business Development Center