I’m off today for the annual convention of the Association of Small Business Development Centers in Orlando.

The small business development centers are an excellent resource for startups and small businesses. There are about a thousand of them in the United States, and you can click here for a map of locations and contact information.

What you get at an SBDC is experienced business counseling, one-on-one help, classes and seminars for a relatively low price. The centers are funded by a combination of federal money (the SBA), state money and local colleges.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.