The letter below is an example of the type of letter you can send to your New Jersey local and state representatives in support of your New Jersey Small Business Development Center (SBDC). It can be used as a guide for writing your personal letter. Please provide some detail of the specific service you received at an SBDC that was truly helpful to you. Thank you for your support.
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Dear [INSERT LEGISLATOR NAME/TITLE]:
As someone who has received direct assistance from Small Business Development Center services and programs, I urge you to continue your support of the NJSBDC. The counseling, special workshops and training sessions I can access are a welcome and beneficial support to my business success and growth.[DESCRIBE BRIEFLY THE SPECIFIC HELP YOUR SBDC PROVIDED TO YOU]
I know I am not the only recipient of this help. Other entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state also take advantage of the assistance these Centers provide, which is especially helpful in today’s challenging business environment. The Centers offer a critical advantage in their roles as a support partner that can provide guidance for developing business plans, creating marketing strategies, obtaining financing and government procurement contracts, strengthening our websites and Internet capabilities, and more… including help as we transition to the next growth phase of our businesses.
Please support entrepreneurs and small business owners around the State by proposing increased funding for NJSBDC programs and services. I believe that your support for this program will result in a healthier, more resilient small-business sector, one that can create more jobs and tax revenues for New Jersey.
Thank you.[INSERT YOUR NAME]