Inland Empire 
Small Business Resources

We've compiled a list of resources that might be useful to your small business. There are many different programs being offered at different levels of government and within local communities, these are some we are aware of. Be sure to check with your city and county for more complete information about programs in your area.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center/IESBDC

The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. This includes no cost, extensive, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services. You can find more information about how they can help your small business here.

Inland Empire Women's Business Center/IEWBC

For women entrepreneurs, the IEWBC offers a plethora of information about where and how to get access to the free resources that are available to you in pursuing your entrepreneurial dream, free one-on-one counseling that will help you get clarity about the best direction to take and the necessary guidance and support to you get there, and low or no-cost training workshops that are designed to show you exactly what to do and most importantly how to do it. For more information, you can visit their website here.

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

 

Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County

Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County (SBDC-OC) is a quasi-public/private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public benefit corporation, which operates under the state’s public municipal bank, The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank). The corporation, established in 2001, is a mission driven organization dedicated to assisting small business owners secure operating capital through its capital access programs including California’s State Loan Guarantee Program, Export Lines of Credit, Bond Conduit and Green Energy Initiatives to support small business access to credit. You can find more information about their lending programs here.

GENERAL COVID RESOURCES

State Funding Programs - Grants and Loans

The state's website has a list of the grants and loans that might be available to your small business. You can visit their website for more information here.

The California SBDC's COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has developed a Small Business Survival Resources Guide related to COVID-19 to help navigate through the chaos COVID-19 is having on our communities. Please reach out to your local SBDC center if you have questions regarding how your business can maximize the available help.

Small Business Survival Resource Guide

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that are available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

View the CARES Act Guide

ABA's List of Financial Institution's Response to COVID

The American Banker's Association has created a partial list of publicly announced steps banks of all sizes have taken in response to COVID. The ABA will continue to update this list as they receive additional information. You can find this list on their website.

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center

This collective movement, powered by Hello Alice in partnership with Verizon, brings together small business owners, enterprise partners, entrepreneur organizations, policymakers, and individual consumers who are committed to lifting up small business. They have created a Resource Center for small businesses with opportunities and tools tailored to your business. To see if they have information that can help your small business, visit the Business Resource Center website.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus. Learn More

Department of Labor

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Download Now