The SBDC hosted by the University of La Verne - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Assisting Clients in the
Eastern San Gabriel Valley
hosted by: University of La Verne SBDC

The SBDC hosted by the University of La Verne

The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC) stimulates economic growth in the East San Gabriel Valley by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with no cost consulting, low-cost training and access to resources. The University of La Verne SBDC is part of the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The University of La Verne SBDC provides existing and startup businesses with assistance designed to improve their competitive standing in the marketplace. SBDC clients receive expert guidance and benefit from the experiences of staff and other businesses through consulting and training workshops. The SBDC focuses on driving engagement with the business community to develop positive impacts on the local economy.

Call us today, (909) 448-1567, to see how we can help your business move forward.

About the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network

Hosted by leading universities, colleges, and state economic development agencies and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBDCs provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training to more than 1.3 million business owners annually through almost 1,000 SBDC service centers nationwide. The LA Regional SBDC Network Lead Center hosted by Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) is one of 63 SBDC lead centers nationwide; five other SBDC networks exist in California, which attests to the state’s business vibrancy. LBCCD operates the sixth largest federally-funded and the largest regionally-funded SBDC in the nation. As a result, business owners in the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura  have access to a professional business consultants that can assist them with their operations and management, marketing, financing, business planning and more.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interest of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the nation. The SBA helps America start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. The SBA administers the Small Business Development Center Program and is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments.

About the University of La Verne SBDC Team

Our experienced SBDC team is comprised of former entrepreneurs, bankers, product managers, technology experts, and business professionals dedicated to helping you grow your business. Our team is pleased to offer our consulting services in English and Spanish, as needed. Please contact us at (562) 938-5100 to schedule your appointment.


Sean Snider

Sean Snider

Position: Director
Business expertise: Business Start-ups, Business Plans, Marketing & General Business Operations

Sean Snider serves as the SBDC Director for the University of La Verne where he is responsible for delivering client services, working with community stakeholders and leading a team of professionals to assist local businesses to start and/or grow their businesses.

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Business Consultants

David Betancourt

David Betancourt

Position: Business Associate
Business expertise: Marketing

David Betancourt is a Business Associate at the University of La Verne’s Small Business Development Center where he is responsible for supporting the center with marketing activities, market research, workshop logistics, and client intake services.

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Malcolm Geffen

Malcolm Geffen

Position: SBDC Business Consultant
Business expertise: Professional Management and Corporate Turnaround

Malcolm Geffen is a University of La Verne SBDC business consultant that assists local entrepreneurs to start and grow their small business. Malcolm has an established career as an entrepreneur with a strong background in professional management and corporate turnaround work. As an entrepreneur he has founded, acquired and operated a number of companies where he was an owner or a stockholder. He has also operated a number of companies on behalf of investors or stockholders to either turn these companies around or improve underperforming company performance.

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Alex Vasquez

Alex Vasquez

Position: SBDC Business Consultant
Business expertise: Digital Marketing

Alex Vasquez is a University of La Verne SBDC Business Consultant where he assists local entrepreneurs with small business website and digital marketing to start and grow their business.

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Rene Cota

Rene Cota

Position: SBDC Business Consultant
Business expertise: Government Contracting

Rene Cota is a University of La Verne SBDC Business Consultant that focuses on government contracting opportunities to help local small businesses. Mr. Cota is a USMC combat veteran who served as an infantry platoon leader in Iraq.

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Jeff Wolf

Jeff Wolf

Position: Business Advisor

Jeff Wolf serves as a business consultant at University of La Verne SBDC assisting clients with business concept and model development, strategic planning, outbound marketing, fundraising and operational management. He is an experienced high tech corporate executive, entrepreneur, business developer, business owner, board member and management consultant and has worked with public and private companies, non-profits, venture-capital-funded startups, industry consortia, national laboratories, grant-funded projects, startup incubation and regional economic development entities. Mr. Wolf has co-founded and led an advanced technology startup, a global management consultancy and several non-profits, and is a published author.

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