About Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
As a trusted resource for launching, growing and expanding your business since 1991, the Orange County SBDC helps businesses to grow and thrive. The Orange County SBDC’s services include training, access to resources, and no-charge, one-on-one, confidential consulting covering business development, operations, marketing, financing, and government and corporate contracting. Workshops, seminars, and conferences are offered on a variety of topics including access to capital, traditional and online marketing, and sales. Our dedicated team has guided small business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve success.
Orange County SBDC, an accredited member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, is recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Distinguished Center of Excellence Award.
The Orange County SBDC stimulates economic growth in Orange County by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training and access to resources.
Leading the way for small business success.
About the Orange County / Inland Empire SBDC Network
The Orange County SBDC is part of the Orange County / Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network and since 2003 network has been providing small businesses with the information and tools they need to thrive and prosper. Comprised of a Lead Center, based at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, and five primary service centers, Orange County SBDC, Inland Empire SBDC, Coachella Valley SBDC, Launchpad SBDC and the Tritech SBDC, the Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC Network is focused on empowering small businesses. We provide support for the economic growth and development of the Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino County economies by advancing job creation and retention and business expansion through expert consulting, effective training and access to resources. Visit our Network website for more information (www.leadsbdc.org).
About the SBA and Small Business Development Centers:
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 our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to build America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. 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 to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments. It enhances economic development by providing small businesses with management and technical assistance.