What’s the SBDC?
The SBDC, that is, the Small Business Development Center, program is a nationwide program with more than 1,000 service points throughout the country! California’s SBDC program is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development with a mission of providing new or exisiting businesses with confidential, one-on-one advising and expert training – at no cost.
Our LA network is big. REALLY big! Our clients (that’s all the small businesses out there) have access to eight primary service locations and more than 20 satellite location throughout LA, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. We’re here to help!
BUSINESS INSIGHTS YEAR-ROUND
You’ll be able to take classes and meet with advisors on a wide range of important topics, including how to access capital, developing business and financial models, creating and implementing marketing strategies, connecting to global markets, and growing your business online, among many others.
INVESTING IN YOUR VISION
The SBDC is not only an incredible resource for information and mentorship, but we also help connect our clients to local business networks, economic development programs and additional grant and local financing opportunities. The U.S. Small Business Administration is our primary source of funding (that’s your tax dollars at work!) and we pass on those dollars to you, so that California’s small business community thrives and grows.
LET’S GROW TOGETHER!
Successful businesses usually have valuable resources and experienced advisors on their team. And now, so can your business! SBDC is here to provide dynamic support, guidance and training to help your business prosper… regardless of its stage. Don’t just take our word for it, check out how we helped some of our clients on our stories blog.
Is the SBDC right for you?
- Under 500 employees
- Located in L.A., Santa Barbara or Ventura County
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then it’s time to take the next step and contact the SBDC today to see how we can help your business start or grow!
SEE OTHER REQUIREMENTS HERE
- The business must be majority-owned (51 percent or more) by an individual(s).
- The individual(s) must be an American citizen, by birth or naturalization.
- The business must demonstrate potential for success.
- The principals must show good character.