Our team of expert business consultants are here to help you in four core areas. See how we can help you.
Local Grant and Loan Programs
Local cities are offering loan and grant programs to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the SBDC. Check out which cities are participating and the latest information on each program.
Core Service Areas
How We Can Help
Whether you’re just starting or looking to grow your business, our consultants work with you to define your business goals and then create a written action plan that includes financial, management, and operational policies over a fixed timeline.
Without knowing who your customers are, you cannot market your service or product to them. At the SBDC our marketing consultants help you understand your customers to increase, retain, and satisfy them.
Financing and refinancing your business is tough and it’s hard to know where to start. Our team of financial consultants can assist you in exploring your financing options, securely package your loan, connecting you with our network of over 100 funding institutions, and help you chose the best loan terms.
Our specialists at SBDC assist in strengthening your business performance and its expansion through evaluation of new technologies, analysis of inventory management processes and costs, and development of new processes.
Retail Tech Tools: Re-think Your Business
Adjust your business operations to reopen your business successfully. Learn how to create customer connections, retail KPIs, and non-contact menus.
COVID-19 Reopening and Prevention Guide
We’ve developed a downloadable guide you can customize with your company name and logo, to help you reopen safely.
Read up on trends, local business news and recommendations you can implement in your business.
SBDC in the News
Hey! There’s always something happening at the SBDC, read up on the latest from the OCIE SBDC Network.
They Started. They Grew. They Succeeded. Check out the newest stories of local businesses the team at the SBDC has assisted in your area and beyond.
“Working with Mike and the SBDC has made a significant impact on our immediate success and future. Mike has been one of the greatest role models and mentors. He’s been there for us whenever we needed him, he’s the first one to applaud and recognize us when things go great, and he’s the first one to help us problem-solve when things weren’t going so well.”
– Ethan Glass, Founder of ParkPlace
access to capital
Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked number one in the country for access to capital
We assisted our clients in obtaining $272M in debt and equity capital for their businesses in 2019 alone
11,243 jobs supported in 2019