Here at the SBDC, for nearly 20 years we have been battling ALL DAY, EVERY DAY to keep San Diego & Imperial County’s businesses hiring instead of firing, and growing instead of closing.

How do we accomplish our mission?

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides a vast array of "No Cost" and "Low Cost" support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through our eight locations in Carlsbad (North San Diego), National City (South San Diego), University of San Diego (SBDC The Brink), Kearny Mesa (Asian Business Associating SBDC), El Cajon (East County SBDC), City Heights/El Cajon (IRC SBDC), UTC (CONNECT SBDC), and El Centro (Imperial Valley).

The SBDC's top priority is to empower small business creation and growth to achieve job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovation that improves the quality of life in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Our SBDC centers are hosted by non-profits and educational institutions. It is with the partnerships we are able to help small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the region. Our hosts include: Southwestern College (South San Diego SBDC), University of San Diego (the Brink SBDC), CONNECT (CONNECT and Connect All SBDC), International Rescue Committee (IRC SBDC), the Asian Business Association (ABA SBDC), Imperial Regional Alliance (Imperial Valley SBDC), East County EDC (East County SBDC), and MiraCosta College (North San Diego SBDC.)

With over 1,000 centers nationwide, the SBDC is the largest business assistance organization in the United States.

San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network Results

The SBDC Mission

To provide business advising and training to San Diego and Imperial County businesses resulting in economic growth and prosperity for the region.

The SBDC Vision

Moving every entrepreneur towards business success.

Organizational Values

  • Client-Driven Service
  • Continuous Improvement and Shared Learning
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration with Economic Development Organizations
  • Measurable Outcomes-Focused

We Look Forward To Partnering With You!