What we do
The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other private sector funds to offer no-cost business consulting, training, and online courses to current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Since 2003, the Network Lead Center hosted by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton has worked with the SBA and contracted with a diverse group of six educational and community development organizations to deliver services to small businesses.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a national program in its 36th year of operation funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and local institutions to provide small business assistance throughout the nation. There are more than 1,000 SBDC centers across the country, which provide no cost business consulting services and business training opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners. In California, the SBDCs are divided into five networks, which offer services in different parts of the state. Our network, the Orange County Inland Empire
SBDC Network hosted by California State University, Fullerton, provides these same, consulting and training services at no cost throughout the counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino and assists more than 5,000 clients on a yearly basis. Our network is unique in that we also offer a series of intensive, niche focused programs in addition to consulting services to assist startups over the course of four to six weeks in the development of their businesses – whether it is an online business, brick and mortar, or restaurant – offered throughout our territory at no cost.