Assisting Clients in the
Eastern San Gabriel Valley
909.448.1567
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.

Leadership

Sean Snider, MBA

Sean Snider, MBA

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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Fidel Gomez Garcia

Fidel Gomez Garcia

Position: Business Manager
Business expertise: Delivering consulting services and workshops

Fidel Gomez Garcia serves as the SBDC Business Manager for the University of La Verne where he is responsible for assisting the Center Director in delivering consulting services and workshops. He is also responsible for working with community, state, federal stakeholders and managing a team of professionals to assist local businesses to start and grow their businesses.

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Business Consultants

David Betancourt

David Betancourt

Position: Business Representative
Business expertise: Marketing

David Betancourt is a Business Representative 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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Kassandra Aguilera

Kassandra Aguilera

Position: Business Representative
Business expertise: Marketing

Kassandra is responsible for supporting the center with marketing activities, market research, and workshop logistics. Ms. Aguilera graduated from John W. North High School and is currently an undergraduate student at the University of La Verne pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

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Jimmy Lim

Jimmy Lim

Position: Business Representative
Business expertise: Client intake, market research

Mr. Lim serves as a Business Representative for the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC) where he is responsible for client intake, market research and supporting the center’s day-to-day operations.

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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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Zheng Zheng (Jane) Sun, CPA

Zheng Zheng (Jane) Sun, CPA

Position: SBDC Business Consultant
Business expertise: Accounting and Tax Related Issues

Jane Sun is a University of La Verne SBDC Business Consultant where she assists local entrepreneurs with small business accounting and tax related issues to start and grow their business.  Jane is bilingual (Mandarin) and has more than 10 years of progressive experience in providing quality accounting and tax services to small businesses.

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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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