OSBDA is proud to showcase our friends at the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The mission of Rhode Island’s SBDC is to help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

Hosted by the University of Rhode Island, SBDC is funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  This is a free service for Small Business owners and aspiring Entrepreneurs for face-to-face consulting on topics including:

  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Accessing Capital
  • Sales and Marketing Plans
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Succession Planning
  • Accounting and Record Keeping
  • Human Resource Management


To learn more about RI SBDC and the free services offer click below!