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 country in 2019, for its access to capital within the 1,000 SBDCs in the nation. During that year, we helped our clients obtain over $272 million in debt and equity capital for their businesses.

#1 access to capital
Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked number one in the country for access to capital
$272M capital raised
We assisted our clients in obtaining more than $272M in debt and equity capital for their businesses
11,243 jobs
11,243 jobs supported in 2019
371
New businesses started with help from our network
5,555
Clients served in our network
30,125
Consulting hours in 2019

* Data shown illustrates OCIE SBDC Network calendar year economic impact from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

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.

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

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