Becoming an SBDC volunteer is a hugely rewarding experience. You get to help build the business community within San Diego and Imperial counties, which helps the local economy. Our biggest need is for volunteer advisors in finance, but if you have a background in marketing, management, international commerce, manufacturing, law, administration, human resources and office management, we can use your help as well.

As an advisor, you will meet with local business owners and entrepreneurs to help guide them through your areas of expertise. You never have to implement, just advise and counsel. You can also give workshops, attend fairs and trade shows, help out in the office as well as assist with SBDC marketing and planning.

Though the SBDC does not allow self-promotion, volunteering as an advisor helps you build credibility and authority within your field of work. To learn more about contributing your time to the SBDC, send an email to and let us know you’re interested. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.