Wyoming SBDC Network Awarded Full Accreditation

LARAMIE- After a rigorous review process, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has received national accreditation through December 2024. The University of Wyoming-hosted organization assists entrepreneurs throughout the state with no-cost, confidential business mentoring, advising, education and technical assistance thanks to additional support from the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The America’s SBDC Accreditation Committee voted to fully accredit the Wyoming SBDC Network with commendation and no conditions during a semiannual meeting in Long Beach, CA. The committee also granted technology accreditation to the Wyoming SBDC Network, recognizing the assistance provided to Wyoming entrepreneurs who are researching, developing and selling technology-related products or services. Only a handful of the nearly 1,000 SBDC locations nationwide are credentialed in technology.

The extensive accreditation process is one of the reasons why the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently named the national SBDC program as the best practice among all 52 federal entrepreneurial assistance programs.

“I am thrilled that our organization has once again been fully accredited in both business services and technology assistance,” says Jill Kline, state director for the Wyoming SBDC Network. “This reaffirms our staff’s advanced knowledge, relevant experience and commitment to helping Wyoming’s entrepreneurs succeed.”

Entrepreneurs anywhere in Wyoming who are looking to start, grow or exit their businesses can receive no-cost assistance with:

  • Marketing.
  • Obtaining funding.
  • Contracting with the government.
  • Pitch development.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Product Development.
  • International Trade.
  • Management strategies and more!

More information can be found at WyomingSBDC.org.

About the Wyoming SBDC Network: The Wyoming SBDC Network offers no-cost advising and technical assistance to help Wyoming entrepreneurs think about, launch, grow, reinvent or exit their business. In 2018 alone, the Wyoming SBDC Network helped Wyoming entrepreneurs start 111 new businesses, create or save 1,402 jobs and bring a capital impact of more than $10 million to the state. The Wyoming SBDC Network is hosted by the University of Wyoming with state funds from the Wyoming Business Council. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.