About

Santa Ana, California
Home of the Orange County SBDC

Who We Are

At the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network, we offer business consulting, training, and online courses to entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties at no cost. This is made possible because we are partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as well as other private sector funds.

Since 2003, the Network Lead Center hosted by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, has been working with the SBA and contracted with six diverse educational and community development organizations to help small businesses by providing development services.

Our Mission

The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network strives to provide solutions and opportunities for all small businesses to become successful. Our vision is to be the go-to resource for small businesses.

Orange County Inland Empire Regional Economic Impact

Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked #1 in the county in 2017, for its access to capital within the 1,000 SBDCs in the nation. During that year, we acquired over $326 million in debt and equity capital for our clients’ businesses.

#1 access to capital
Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked number one in the country for access to capital
$388M capital raised
We assisted our clients in obtaining more than $388M in debt and equity capital for their businesses
995 jobs
995 jobs created in 2018
323
New businesses started with help from our network
$15M
In increased sales for our clients

* Data shown illustrates OCIE SBDC Network calendar year economic impact from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Economic Impact

At the OCIE SBDC Network, we provide support for the growth and development of the economies in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County. The network has continued to have a significant impact on the economies of the communities we serve and its businesses since its establishment in 2003, through job creation, job retention, and business expansion.

Read the Report

Our annual Economic Impact report entails how greatly we impact the region.

Coming soon!

Our goal and commitment is to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to start, grow and succeed!