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State Small Business Development Centers

By George Bergstrom, Published on August 21, 2012

Recently I provided links to state resources for all residents. These resources can help anyone perform research on any topic, but of course they can be especially helpful for researching business topics.

The following post will help identify resources for researching starting a small business in each of the 50 states. The first place to start might be the U.S. Small Business Administration's district offices. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program has state level resources. Another resource for many states are LinkedIn groups and Facebook groups of entrepreneurs and small business persons. Lastly, but certainly not least don't forget to check with the local Chamber of Commerce for the area in which you plan to operate your business.

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Alabama:
Alabama SBDC Network
Alaska:
Alaska SBDC
Alaska Division of Economic Development
Alaska Business Development Center, INC.
Arizona:
AZSBDC
Arizona Small Business Association
Arkansas:
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
California:
California SBDC
California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Colorado:
Colorado SBDC Network
Colorado Small Business
Connecticut:
Connecticut Small Business Development Center
Connecticut Development Authority
Community Economic Development Fund
Delaware:
Delaware SBDC Network
Delaware.gov Start a Small Business
Florida:
Florida SBDC Network
Enterprise Florida
Florida Business Development Corporation
Georgia:
Georgia SBDC Network
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Hawaii:
Hawaii SBDC Network
Hawaii Business
Hawaii Business Research Library
Idaho:
Idaho SBDC
Idaho Small Business Solutions
Idaho Department of Commerce - Business Assistance
Indiana:
Economic Development Corporation of Indiana
Indiana Small Business Development Center
Indiana Business Services Division
Illinois:
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development
Iowa:
Iowa Small Business Development Centers
Kansas:
Kansas SBDC
Kentucky:
Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Kentucky governmental resources for business
Louisiana:
Louisiana SBDC
  

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Maine:
Maine SBDC
Maryland:
Maryland SBDC
Massachusetts:
Massachusetts SBDC
Massachusetts HED - Business Resources
Michigan:
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Directory of Organizations Providing Assistance to Small Business
Minnesota:
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Mississippi:
Mississippi SBDC State Office
Missouri:
Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers
Missouri Business Portal
Montana:
Montana SBDC
Montana Community Development Corporation
Montana Business Assistance Connection
Nebraska:
Nebraska SBDC
Small Business Resources in Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Nevada:
Nevada SBDC
New Hampshire:
New Hampshire SBDC
New Jersey:
New Jersey SBDC
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
New Mexico:
New Mexico SBDC
New York:
New York SBDC
New York Business Development Corporation
New York Division for Small Business
North Carolina:
North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Thrive in North Carolina
North Carolina Business Services
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
North Dakota:
North Dakota SBDC

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Ohio:
Ohio Department of Development
Ohio SBDC Network
Oklahoma:
Oklahoma SBDC
Oklahoma Economic Development Authority
Oregon:
Oregon SBDC
Business Oregon
Oregon Business Development Corporation
Pennsylvania:
SBDC Pennsylvania
Rhode Island:
Rhode Island SBDC
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program
South Carolina:
South Carolina SBDC
South Carolina Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance
South Dakota:
South Dakota SBDC
Tennessee:
Tennessee SBDC
Texas:
Texas Wide Open for Business
Texas.gov Start a Business
Utah:
Utah SBDC
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Vermont:
Vermont SBDC
Vermont Secretary of State - Start Up Checklist
Virginia:
Virginia SBDC
Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Washington:
Washington SBDC
Access Washington
West Virginia:
West Virginia SBDC
West Virginia Business Assistance
Wisconsin:
Wisconsin SBDC
Wisconsin Business Development
Wyoming:
Wyoming Entrepreneur
Wyoming Business Council