Rhode Island Small Business Development Center

Main Office Telephone: (401) 874-7232



The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provides local small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed – no-cost expert counseling, relevant training and access to important resources. Our experienced business counselors are available to support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity.

 Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Success Stories

Highlights of our partnerships with small businesses clients in Rhode Island. “You’ve helped me take my business to the launching pad and now I’m ready to take off!” -former RISBDC client, Lisa Park, Career Mentor & Life Coach Consultant


View our gallery of business clients and no cost events.

Business Start Ups

Essential questions and exercises to assess your business ideas.
Think Big We Do

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