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Business Consulting
Our team of expert business consultants are here to help you in four core areas. Click below to see how we can help you.
Training
SBDC provides business workshops and training programs for current and aspiring business owners to start and grow their business at little to no cost.
Local Grants & Loans
Local cities are offering loan and grant programs to help businesses experiencing financial losses from COVID-19 in partnership with the SBDC.
SBDC Tech

We assist high tech, high growth, and scalable businesses looking to start their new tech venture, obtain angel/venture capital, or SBIR/STTR assistance.

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Commitment to Growth: Tips and Reminders

Commitment is what drives your ability to do the impossible: start your own small business. You’ve gotten this far through your hard work and dedication, but keeping up the momentum through the difficult times is where commitment really comes into play.

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Team of People Around a Table Taking Action in their Business; Text that says "Action; Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center; May 2021"

From Idea to Action: What Are You Waiting For?

The biggest hurdle is always taking that initial step–that initial leap. It’s usually up to the entrepreneur to find that drive within themselves to take that first step. Most people are usually afraid of what it will entail, but everything is all about taking little baby steps. Ask for help, find mentors, get friends or family to pitch in — get some guidance.

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Teamwork in Your Small Business

Nobody can do everything on their own. Take it from OCIE SBDC consultant, Lisa Napolitano: “the more you can create a network for yourself around your business, the better you can do sales and marketing.” When you open yourself up to teamwork within your own business or our network, you gain resources and insights that you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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