At the heart of the RISBDC services is free one-to-one confidential counseling. You can expect thoughtful business counselors to listen intently and advise you on practices designed to take your business to the next level.

Following is a partial list of services available: 

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Statement Development
  • Loan Application Preparation
  • Establishing Your Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing and Brand Building
  • Licenses, Permits and Business Regulations
  • International Trade Assistance 

The Rhode Island SBDC is constantly evolving as best practices are drawn from its nationwide network of business professionals.  You’ll have access to these practices as well as key relationships at the state and national level that could help you to build your business. The RISBDC team will guide you to the counseling, resources, relationships and training you need to help you reach your goals.

If you are a Spanish speaking entrepreneur please contact our bi-lingual business counselor Manuel Batlle:, (401) 490-0378.
Si desea hablar, con nuestro consejero de habla Hispana, Manuel Batlle, pueden llamar al 401-490-0378 o escribirle a

If you are looking for information on starting a business please click here:   Business Start Ups

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