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Celebrate Small Business Saturday! Learn how you can support your local communities by shopping small this holiday season!

This November, we are excited to highlight Native-owned businesses, provide local resources, and share tips on how to support your local businesses!

Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Learn how you can support Hispanic-Owned Businesses this month, and every month!

Etsy is very effective in helping small business owners sell their products. Learn how to start a small business on Etsy today!

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Here are five steps to help you take your SEO knowledge to another level and make it easy for potential customers to find your website!

This year, we want to show appreciation to all LGBTQ+-owned businesses and their impact on our community. Stay tuned as we showcase some of our clients and the resources available.

Happy Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month! Join us this month as we celebrate APIDA-owned businesses.

Happy Women's History Month! This year's theme sheds light on all the remarkable women who provide healing and promote hope to their communities.

Happy Black History Month! As we continue to highlight some of our Black-owned clients, we’re shedding light on this year's Black History Month theme: Black Health and Wellness.

Join us as we celebrate and show our support for Native-owned business this Native American Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month

“One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what

The World Korean Business Convention, the world’s largest gathering of Korean business leaders, was held at the Anaheim Convention Center  — marking the first time the global event was hosted outside of Korea.

This story highlights the Outstanding Economic Development Partner Award granted to the CSUF SBDC by the City of Tustin.

Uncover economic forecasts and trade insights during the 2023 Orange County International Trade Forecast and Business Roundtable.

Orange County Businesses Learn About State Contracting Opportunities to Grow Their Business On Friday, April 28, The Orange County Inland Empire Small

Fullerton, November 2022 - In collaboration with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (OCIE SBDC Network,) the City of Tustin launched the first of its kind, the Tustin Level up Training and Grant Program, an initiative focused on providing growth opportunities to Tustin-based established small businesses through no cost training, no cost one-on-one consulting and access to $10K in grant funds.

We at the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center were fortunate enough to assist 40+ small business owners enter the marketplace and make their first sale through our MADE Program.

The OCIE SBDC is excited to announce the launch of 25 new businesses on Small Business Saturday at the OC Made ribbon cutting event.

City of Brea Small Business Clinic

On September 21, 2021, the California State University Fullerton Small Business Development Center (CSUF SBDC) hosted a small business clinic program offered in collaboration with the City of Brea and the Brea Chamber of Commerce at the Brea Civic Center located at One Civic Center, Brea, CA.

On August 25, 2021, the California State University Fullerton Small Business Development Center (CSUF SBDC) hosted a small business clinic program offered

Showcasing the launch of 13 new businesses in Orange County With the goal to assist entrepreneurs in accelerating the introduction of their

With a goal to assist brick-and-mortar businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE SBDC) hosted by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), has launched the Main Street Digital program.

The network gathers bi-annually to connect, exchange ideas, and plan for what's to come. With a geographic area of more than 80,000 miles, bringing together the whole of the network is no small feat. 

Allison’s Goods has specialized in quality hand-crafted vegan home products and goods for more than four years. Founder Allison Ritto Almstedt is passionate about the products she creates and the ingredients she uses, securing ethically sourced materials for all her offerings.

Clickstart Dog Training Academy has been serving furry friends and families since 2019. Longtime friends Liv Healy and Cassie Pestana have been passionate about animal behavior, training techniques, and education since 2015. The duo turned these passions into a career and founded their dream company.

J3 Beauty Opens in Style

J3 Beauty Styles LLC opened its doors in the fall of 2023 and hit the ground running. Through passion and commitment, the small business was welcomed into the community with a grand opening celebration on January 12, 2024.

Rudy and Ryan teamed up and created a joint vision of a gastro-pub restaurant serving comfort food and craft beer.

Cookies N Pints ‘N’ Success

More than two years ago, Andra and Kyle Corral first connected with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (OCIE SBDC), seeking help opening their dream business.

If you own a small business or know someone that does, you’re probably aware of the notable impact local support has on

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE SBDC) was eager to show its support and welcome those attending the

Congratulations to Intrepid Escape Rooms on their Grand Opening! See how Jonathan Dautrich, Intrepid Escape Room's founder, was able to launch his business with the help of the SBDC network!

Rod Vandenbos started with an idea. After being assigned to bring cocktails to a BBQ, he took a long look at all

Anibal Martinez officially opened the doors of The A.M. Contemporary Furnishings in Buena Park on May 6 with the help of the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.

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