Our team of expert business consultants are here to help you in four core areas. See how we can help you.
COVID-19: Ask SBDC
The SBDC is providing daily webinars relating to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.
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.
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 $272M in debt and equity capital for their businesses in 2019 alone
11,243 jobs supported in 2019