Welcome to PACE Business Development Center
PACE BDC offers a wide variety of programs and services where today’s aspiring entrepreneur or budding business owner can start, grow or strengthen their business as well as connect to one another and to other resources that will illuminate the path to success. At PACE BDC, we strive to offer a comprehensive array of workshops and courses that meet the needs of our clients and keep them coming back for more. Furthermore, we believe in a hands-on approach to business assistance and endeavor to deliver programs that focus on the implementation of knowledge gained.
New Business and Financial Classes Posted
Visit our Calendar page to find the latest small business classes presented by PACE Business Development Center. Our classes include topics covering small business start-ups, taxes, loans, financial management, marketing, social media marketing, Quickbooks and asset building.
Find the class that you are interested in on our Calendar and then click the class title to learn more and register for the class. We have many classes that are free or low cost, but we do ask you to register even if it's free.
If you can't register online please call PACE BDC to register over the phone. We look forward to helping you grow your small business with us.
SBA Loans & Financing
Whether you’re just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of new opportunities, your business needs the right financing at the right time in order to succeed.
The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to helping small businesses, which are the backbone of the nation’s economy, thrive. Working closely with a wide range of lending partners across the country, SBA has developed a number of financial programs that address the various needs of small businesses and help small to medium sized businesses obtain financing that is otherwise difficult to secure through conventional commercial loans.
"Invigorating"This has been the most intense, invigorating, thought provoking week I have had in a very long time......... I COULDN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!! This course has truly pushed me into a very tight space where I truly understand the importance of correctly executing all bullet points regarding every single detail regarding my business, and ultimately fulfilling my dreams. I'm indeed a very nervous wreck and also extremely excited at the same time. I look forward to Tuesday's session.
"Unbelievable"It was definitely great meeting you. The meeting was beyond great, the information and the program is absolutely unbelievable. We look forward to learning all that we can in building a successful company for years to come.
"Wow! How Unexpected"I am on my flight back to Washington DC at the moment, but I wanted to take the time out to thank you for all your help yesterday. I ended up sitting with Edmund in the Worksource center until a little after 5pm! =) He, too, seemed excited for the potential of collaboration. It's funny because as you know, I came in their 'accidentally' yesterday to at most, update my file, and I left feeling like, "Wow! How unexpected!"
"Thank you for believing"Good afternoon to all of you from the bottom of my heart many thanks for allowing me to express my dream and most of all for giving me your time. I look forward in attending the small business workshops and networking with other mind like people. I thank each one of you for adding skip to my beat I have presented my dream to others in similar positions such as yours only to be told that it's too big of dream so thank you again for believing.
"Priceless"Thank you so much for teaching the Entrepreneur Training class on Saturdays. It's quite interesting! Also, I really appreciate you meeting with me after class and discussing how to start a Non-Profit Business. Your infinite wisdom is priceless!!
"Thank you!"I want to thank you for all the classes that graduated in PACE, those helped me a lot in developing my business Blanco Cleaning Services) and personally.
"Great Social Media Workshop"Thank you so much for the great social media workshop you gave this week for PACE. I learned so much. I finally understand the social media marketing strategy.
"Got A Lot Out"I really got a lot out of your Social Media Marketing Plan class.