Lendistry Partnership

SBDC Finance Center in partnership with Lendistry

We’re Here to Help

In partnership with Lendistry, the SBDC is excited to help find financing options for your business. At the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we offer no cost, no catch consulting to small businesses as we are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of California, California State University, Fullerton and other local institutions.

Here’s what we do at the SBDC Finance Center:

The SBDC Finance Center was established to act as an intermediary between your business and our funding partners. Our SBDC Consultants assist our clients through the loan packaging process, then help assess which lending institution may be the best fit for their needs – at no cost. Through our network of 100+ financial institutions, our consultants work directly with underwriters to get you a quicker decision on your loan.

A little about how it works:

The Finance Center works with commercial and alternative lenders, community banks, public programs and other organizations. We have great relationships with  SBA lenders, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), non-profits, State Guaranteed Lenders and can even help you explore county and city loan programs. The goal is to help find you the best lending option for your needs!

Even if you were declined a loan previously…

Even if you have tried to obtain a loan but were declined, we’ll walk through your loan documentation, your needs, and your situation to review why you may have been denied. Best of all, we can help provide you with other alternatives for your financing needs or work with you to develop strategies outside of funding that can help. Since we work with many lending institutions all with their own sets of requirements, we can help you explore options that might be a better fit for your business. Our SBDC Consultants will walk through options with you step-by-step.

Take the next step

If you’re ready to talk to somebody now from the SBDC Finance team, please complete the form and one of our SBDC Consultants will be in touch with you shortly.

If you’re not quite ready to talk to someone yet and would like to learn more information about what we do, visit our Finance Center page. Also, check out our Funding Checklist, this quick tool will give insight into some of the documents we review with you.

We’re ready to help you explore other funding options.

Please complete this form for more information and to speak with an SBDC Consultant. You will be redirected after completing the form to the SBDC Finance Center page. We’ll be in touch!


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    Lendistry Partnership

    Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

    Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.