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
“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.
“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
“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.
A new small business assistance program from the State of California started today, and in the New Year businesses will receive support from the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package. The San Diego & Imperial Small
The state of California announced a $500 million grant program to help small business. The program is being administered by the nonprofit institution Lendistry. To help, we have an on-demand webinar that you can watch on your
The State of California announced a $500 million grant fund to support small businesses. Businesses can now get their applications prepared for when the first round opens Dec. 30, 2020. Lendistry, a nonprofit institution, was
There are grants available for felons who are looking to start a small business, reports Business.com. Finding a job after incarceration has long been a challenge, senior finance writer Donna Fuscaldo says. Having a felony
Local entrepreneurs have taken their innovative ideas from prototype to the market with the help of Innovate-Up, a program offered through the Brink Small Business Development Center (Brink SBDC) at the University of San Diego
There’s nothing like a crisis to spark new ideas. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, The Brink Small Business Development Center at the University of San Diego School of Business was challenged with how to help