An Inland Empire Small Business Conference


Learn how to increase your revenue and grow your business at the Start-Grow- IE Small Business Conference. During this event, we will focus on recovering and growing post-COVID through financing, procurement, and marketing. Additionally, you will hear from a keynote speaker, who is a successful business owner, talk about how to take your business to the next level through leadership and management.



DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport
222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA, 91764





Session I

Utility and Private Procurement

Learn about the different MBE and WBE certifications available for your business and find out which certifications each agency takes.


Loans for Your Small Business

Whether your small business has been affected by COVID-19 or not, it’s always good to learn about the funding options available to you. Join us as we discuss small business loans and financial terms with a former underwriter!


Building Your Digital Marketing Presence

One of the first steps to creating a digital marketing presence is deciding which platforms work best for your business. In this session, you will learn which platform is the most beneficial to you, how to create a unified brand across multiple platforms, and more!


COVID-19 SBA Funding Updates

During this session, we will cover updates from EIDL, PPP, and other funding opportunities to help your business.



Session II

Federal and State Procurement

Learn about the requirements, application process, and how to become SBA 8(a), SBA Women-Owned Small Business, and/or SBA HUBZone Certified. Additionally, we cover the State of CA Certification and how to apply for it.


Financial Statement Literacy

Join this session to gain a basic overview of accounting and finance principles for small businesses. We will discuss accounting methods, financial statements and ratios, break-even analysis, budgeting, and cash flow management.


SEO Best-Practices

A website’s SEO can make or break any business’s online presence, so join us to learn the basics! We will cover the basics of proper site indexing, website speed, and search engine descriptions that will help increase traffic to your site.


COVID-19 SBA Funding Updates

During this session, we will cover updates from EIDL, PPP, and other funding opportunities to help your business.



Session III

Veteran Certifications

Learn about the different certifications available to Veterans and Service-Disabled Veterans.



Get Started with QuickBooks

Simplify your bookkeeping with QuickBooks Accounting Software! This session will demonstrate how to use QuickBooks functions that are useful for daily operations in your small business. Note: This QuickBooks course is instructed using the Desktop version of QuickBooks.

The Fundamentals of Content Marketing

This session will discuss all you need to know about content marketing. Learn what it is, why you need it, how to form an effective strategy, and how to create engaging and sharable content!

Updates on Restaurant Revitalization, Shutter Venue, & ERTC

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