SBDC consulting services are offered at no cost in our four core areas. Check out how we can help your business today.
The SBDC Intel team offers market research to our clients to improve and optimize the decisions and performance of their business at no cost.
Core Service Areas
How We Can Help
Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline.
Your product or service has value for your customers – but who are they, how do you target them communicate with them, or reach them? Our marketing consultants can help you not only understand your customers, but also help you grow, retain and delight them.
Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance debt or expand your business? Our financial consultants can help you explore your financing options, securely package your loan, introduce you to our network of over 100 funding institutions and help you obtain the best loan terms.
Our consultants can help you assess new technologies to create efficiencies in your business, help you review your inventory management processes, review your your costs, develop processes and more.
Fresh Eyes Podcast
Introducing Fresh Eyes: A Podcast for Foodpreneurs
Go deep dish with Greg Bell, an SBDC business consultant and foodpreneur on how to start your own food business.
Read up on the latest laws that may affect your business and other public happenings.
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.
“The SBDC helped me with figuring out my business model and navigating the intricacies of the food production industry. It was definitely a steep learning curve for me, and I was very happy and grateful to have their support.”
– Cindy Greaver, Owner of Mrs. G’s Hot Pepper Jellies, Micro Business of the Year
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 $388M in debt and equity capital for their businesses in 2018 alone
995 jobs created in 2018