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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.

“In a time of destruction, create something.” – Maxine Hong Kingston, Chinese American author May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)

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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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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.

Women’s History Month

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t havethe power to tell you yes” – Eleanor Roosevelt With the growing

‘Tis the season for #BusinessCheer! Don’t fall behind! Start preparing for the holiday shopping season now! Learn how to boost your holiday

Black History Month

 A Brief Overview “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our

Small Business Saturday in 2020 is going to look a little different, but your small business can still take advantage of what

Temecula’s wineries fall from record-setting highs amidst coronavirus pandemic The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Temecula’s once booming tourism economy has

Get Involved – Work with the SBDC! Startup From programs like EATS to marketing labs we’ll work with you step by step

Restaurant Rapid Recovery

Restaurant Rapid Recovery Learn how you can help your restaurant recover and succeed in the post-COVID world. The webinar recordings below will

Written by: Molly B. Schmid, Ph.D., Senior Counselor, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation Orange County is the world’s primary hub of biomedical

By George Likourezos, Esq. Technologists and thinkers can have a “eureka moment” at any time. They see a problem and instead of

Introducing 35+ Women-Owned BusinessesIn Partnership with TheWMarketPlace FULLERTON, Calif. February 09, 2021 – With the goal to assist female entrepreneurs and women

Helping Small Businesses Survive COVID-19 Yields Constant Surprises SBDC Working to Save 57,000 Local Jobs Since March, the Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants 824 small businesses were selected to receive grants ranging from $5000 to $10,000 through the Huntington Beach

Cal State Fullerton reported receiving more than $6.5 million in awards, grants and contracts in June 2020 for assisting local small businesses

California Statewide Industry Specific Informational Reopening Videos The SBDC is providing statewide industry-specific informational videos to provide a more in-depth look at

Amplify Your Capital Funding Are you a Tech or Life Science Entrepreneur who wants to launch your company off the ground? Join

City of Buena Park emerges as the first Orange County city to provide a small business emergency grant relief program. BUENA PARK,

The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC is teaming up with LISC LA and Wells Fargo for their LISC LA OC Small Business

What Can I Use this Loan For? Fixed Expenses (e.g. insurance, mortgage interest, rent.) and Accounts Payable Payroll and other general operating

 On November 11th, 2012, I Like Pie – Bake Shop opened its doors in Claremont Village.  Although many people were present, and

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Situation Mr. Mark Vaca came to Inland Empire SBDC in Dec 2014 to meet with Karla Gonzalez, after attending a Certification Workshop

A quinceañera marks the transition from childhood to womanhood for young Latina girls. Anika Alexa believes planning a quinceañera can serve an

Desert Hot Springs Chiropractic Has Your Back, Neck, and Everything Else Dr. Tiffany Raith is proud to serve the chiropractic needs of

Fuel Shack in Sam Clemente Reaches 13th on National Yelp Review Not even two years young, San Clemente’s Fuel Shack displays expertise

Park Place Gains Strategic Focus and A Big Win Thanks to the SBDC The Startup and Founder Driving around and trying to

In the emerging medical field of cell and gene therapies, Basilard Biotech displays immense promise despite its young age. Now, only seven

Client Highlights

Client Highlights Coachella Food Truck Park Coachella Valley SBDC client Launched New Outdoor Venue with 10K+ Visitors and 20+ Vendors Miracle Wands

SBDC helps the Irvine-based Business Launch and Market  Its Services Having immigrated from China herself, Vine Education owner Lei Zhao understood the

The SBDC helps new restaurant owners start a business off strong and revamp their delicious menu Since 2015, Norma’s Italian Kitchen has

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