Small Business Development Centers and Rural Entrepreneurial Development Strategies: Are We Doing Enough for Rural America?

Authors

  • Timothy C. Dunne Boise State University
  • Katie Toyoshima Boise State University
  • Michael Byrd Boise State University

Abstract

Many states across the United States have significant rural populations, which typically face different sets of challenges than those closer to urban populations. This is particularly evident in the different types of opportunities that small businesses face in those rural areas. In recent years, various efforts - both at a national and local level - have been taken to increase those opportunities for rural small businesses. However, those efforts have not always produced the results that are envisioned. Utilizing information about Small Business Development Center (SBDC) strategies to serve small businesses in both rural and urban areas, we highlight the efforts that work to aid rural entrepreneurs as well as those that fall short.

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Author Biographies

Timothy C. Dunne, Boise State University

Department of Management
College of Business and Economics
Boise State University
1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725, USA
208.426.5022
timothydunne@boisestate.edu

Katie Toyoshima, Boise State University

Micron Business & Economics Building
2360 W. University Dr. Suite 2132
Boise, Idaho 83725, USA
208.426.1640
katietoyoshima@boisestate.edu

Michael Byrd, Boise State University

Micron Business & Economics Building
2360 W. University Dr. Suite 2132
Boise, Idaho 83725, USA
208.426.1640
michaelbyrd@boisestate.edu

Published

2021-11-16

How to Cite

Dunne, T. C., Toyoshima, K., & Byrd, M. (2021). Small Business Development Centers and Rural Entrepreneurial Development Strategies: Are We Doing Enough for Rural America?. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(4), 57–63. Retrieved from https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/2135

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