Welcome to the Small Business Development Center​

    San Diego & Imperial Valley Network

    For nearly 40 years, the SBDC has helped entrepreneurs start, grow, and finance small businesses through
    Free 1-on-1 Consulting with expert advisors and Low-Cost Workshops conducted by industry leaders.
    Take advantage of San Diego's best kept small business secret - the SBDC! Call us today and we will create a
    team of advisors to help your business get financing, grow sales, reinvent your marketing, and more!


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Set up an appointment with a Business Advisor to accelerate your growth or start your business venture today!

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Classes & Workshops

SBDC's comprehensive business management classes and workshops deliver effective tools to grow your business. Register today!

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SBDC Services

Our services address your needs with management assistance and training for small businesses with on-site resources available for a variety of businesses.

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Imperial Valley Services

The Imperial Valley SBDC provides no cost business assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs! Click for more info!

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CONSULTING AREAS

  • Accounting / Quickbooks
  • Marketing / Public Relations
  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Growth & Expansion Strategies
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Financial Analysis / Cash Flow Management
  • Business Structure / Formation
  • Merchandising
  • E-commerce & Online Sales
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SBDC'S MISSION

The SBDC mission is to grow the economic vitality of our community and our State, fostering job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovations that support an ever-improving quality of life for everyone in our community.

This mission is accomplished by assisting local small businesses and entrepreneurs build a foundation for individual and company success through individual counseling, organized business education, and innovative special programs.

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Hosts & Sponsors

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The San Diego and Imperial SBDC Network is hosted by Southwestern College, with sub-centers hosted by MiraCosta College and the Imperial Regional Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to economic development. The network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the educational institutions.


All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested in advance. Contact: Jill Andrews, 619-727-4868, jill.andrews@sba.gov.