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.

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

Photo Gallery

View our staff and clients in action.

Business Start-Ups

Essential questions and exercises to assess your business ideas.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  SBDCs are a program supported by SBA and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions, or services of any external parties or activities.  By contacting our office and requesting at least two weeks in advance, every attempt will be made to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities and those who need translation services. Please contact Susan Snyder in our lead center at 401-874-7232 to make such arrangements.

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