Small Business Development

Supporting Small Business in your Community


Small Business Education


Small Business Development Resources

One of the goals of Extension's Community and Economic Development team is to help local leaders and would-be business owners build local capacity to successfully create and operate small businesses.  To this end, we provide programming and tools which can, among other things, help you assess your small business development needs. For more information about these resources, please contact Mike Delany ( or Richard Proffer ( 

  • Small Business Checklist
  • Business Community Needs Assessment
  • Countywide Business Assessment
  • Local Consumer Survey
  • Simple Local Business Survey
  • Millennial Survey