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SBDC: 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. In support of this mission, and the SDI initiative launched in Jan 2015, the SD/IV Regional SBDC Network has developed a program specific to the needs of the LGBTBE Biz Builder program to assist in the growth and development of LGBTBE certified businesses in this area.

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In partnership with the SDI Initiative, the San Diego/Imperial SBDC Regional Network supports the efforts of LGBTBE certification by:
1) Providing a Program Coordinator to provide outreach of services to the LGBT business community. Contact info:
2) Providing a local San Diego business resource for LGBT businesses to obtain:

• Funding, and capital infusion resources
• No fee business consulting services,
• Trainings and workshops for general business growth
• Specialized training for LGBTBE certified businesses
• Networking for LGBTBE certified businesses

3) Providing contracting opportunities through SBDC supplier diversity network
4) Providing Statewide resource connections for LGBTBE certified businesses

For more information on the SD/IV SBDC network resources contact: Michelle Burkart, MBA
Program Coordinator
LGBTBE Biz Builder Program
619-482-6391 |

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