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Specialists In Small Business – San Diego & Imperial SBDC

Our SBDC advisors throughout San Diego and Imperial counties are proven experts in their fields and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

California Relief Grant

California Relief Grant

$500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business.

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Adapting Your Business to the new Covid-19 environment with assistance from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Adapting to COVID-19

Learn how to adapt your business to the new COVID-19 environment.

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Business Advising at the San Diego and Imperial SBDC

1:1 Business Advising

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Capital Access Assistance through the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Capital Access Assistance

Get assistance with small business loans and other capital.

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Webinars and Training through the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Live Business Workshops

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On-demand webinar from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

On-Demand Business Training

View on-demand trainings to help you start or grow your business.

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From 2015-2020, the San Diego & Imperial SBDC team helped strengthen our regional small businesses.


Success Stories

Our clients are why we do what we do. Their stories are what fuel our local economies throughout San Diego and Imperial counties as well as across California and the nation.


Host Locations

SBDC locations are hosted by local nonprofits and academic institutions that provide the infrastructure, staffing, resources, and tools necessary to carry out our mission of serving the region’s small business owners.

Our Clients Say

“The SBDC’s ongoing support has been nothing short of life-saving! Just a phone call away – they give me the courage to pursue my dreams, knowing there is nothing I can’t do with this incredible team on my side.”

Roanna Canete, Owner, The Gluten Free Baking Company
Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder & CTO of GroGuru Inc.

“The Brink SBDC is providing an invaluable service to entrepreneurs by giving guidance and providing connections to both investors and customers. Events such as the San Diego Angel Conference are the icing on the cake, which spreads the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community by bringing entrepreneurs and new investors together – and resulted in an investment of over $100,000 for our company.”

Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder/CTO, GroGuru Inc.
Gayle McEnroe, President of Urethane Masters
“We moved our company to San Diego from Minnesota, and the SBDC gave us instant access to a huge network of contacts that led to obtaining our startup capital and making other crucial connections. Being the “new guy in town” is never easy, but with their help, we hit the ground running.”
Gayle McEnroe, President, Urethane Masters
Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO of AccuData

“The Brink SBDC and Dr. Martin Kleckner have been invaluable in the success and progress of AccuDava. They dedicated many hours to reviewing and giving advice on our SBIR grant application to the National Cancer Institute, which was successfully awarded $300,000. Their unconditional support continued with extreme efforts that helped us with a $50,000 NIH I-corps grant, which resulted in additional NCI grant funding of $150,000 to extend our diagnostic test application to non-small cell lung cancer.”

Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO, AccuDava

In The News

Want to know what SBDC clients and teams have been up to? Take a look at these stories about entrepreneurs, partnering organizations, and other business topics featured in San Diego and Imperial counties’ news.

SBDC’s “Connecting with Capital Expo” Brings Together 100 Local Businesses and Lenders

SBDC's Carla Holland, Daniel Fitzgerald and Marquise Jackson, Congressman Juan Vargas, and SBDC's Suderchan Shaunak. Photo taken by Mauricio Vargas. On July 21, 2016, San Diego’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted its first of

Registration open for new Entrepreneurship Academy

As of May 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 15.5 million people were self-employed — an increase of 1 million from the prior year.[1] In a separate study, it is estimated that



We are grateful to the sponsors who have continued to support SBDC programs and entrepreneurs across San Diego and Imperial counties.

Workshops & Trainings

The SBDC offers training workshops on topics such as starting your business, financing your business, operations, marketing, and much more.

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