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  • Women's Business Centers
    San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center 880 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950 P: 619-216-6719 Website: www.sandiegowbc.org Coachella Valley Women's Business Center 77806 Flora Rd., Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92211 P: 760-345-9200 Website: www.cvwbc.org Inland Empire Women's Business Center (Colton) 1003 E. Cooley Dr., Suite 109, Colton, CA 92324 Phone: (909) 890-1242 Website: www.iewbc.org Inland Empire Women's Business Center (Riverside) 3780 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501 Phone: (909) 890-1242 Website: www.iewbc.org Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (WBC) 231 East 3rd St., Suite G106, Los Angeles, CA 90013 P: 213-473-1603 Website: www.apisbp.org Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (WBC) 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, Los Angeles, CA 90017 P: 213-353-9400 Website: www.pacela.org New Women's Business Center (Los Angeles) 7500 Alabama Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org New Women's Business Center (Los Angeles) 6946 Van Nuys Blvd., #220, Van Nuys, CA 91405 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org New Women's Business Center (Palmdale) 817 East Ave. (Q-9), Palmdale, CA 93550 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org Women's Economic Ventures 21 E. Canon Perdido St., Suite 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 P: 805-965-6073 Website: www.wevonline.org
  • SBDC
    California State University Fullerton Small Business Development Center (OC) 15375 Barranca Pkway, Suite A111, Irvine, CA 92618 P: 657-256-3874 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/orange-county Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center 44-199 Monroe Street, Suite B, Indio, CA 92201 P: 760-848-4096 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/coachella-valley Inland Empire Small Business Development Center 3780 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501 P: 951-781-2345 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire SBDC Digital Marketing Lab 1300 S. Bristol St, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92704 P: 800-616-7232 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/sbdc-digital-media SBDC Lead Center 800 N. State College Blvd, SGMH-4157, Fullerton, CA 92831 P: 800-616-7232 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org
  • Women's Business Centers
    San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center 880 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950 P: 619-216-6719 Website: www.sandiegowbc.org Coachella Valley Women's Business Center 77806 Flora Rd., Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92211 P: 760-345-9200 Website: www.cvwbc.org Inland Empire Women's Business Center (Colton) 1003 E. Cooley Dr., Suite 109, Colton, CA 92324 Phone: (909) 890-1242 Website: www.iewbc.org Inland Empire Women's Business Center (Riverside) 3780 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501 Phone: (909) 890-1242 Website: www.iewbc.org Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (WBC) 231 East 3rd St., Suite G106, Los Angeles, CA 90013 P: 213-473-1603 Website: www.apisbp.org Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (WBC) 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, Los Angeles, CA 90017 P: 213-353-9400 Website: www.pacela.org New Women's Business Center (Los Angeles) 7500 Alabama Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org New Women's Business Center (Los Angeles) 6946 Van Nuys Blvd., #220, Van Nuys, CA 91405 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org New Women's Business Center (Palmdale) 817 East Ave. (Q-9), Palmdale, CA 93550 P: 213-483-2060 ext. 401 Website: www.new-wbc.org Women's Economic Ventures 21 E. Canon Perdido St., Suite 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 P: 805-965-6073 Website: www.wevonline.org
  • SBDC
    California State University Fullerton Small Business Development Center (OC) 15375 Barranca Pkway, Suite A111, Irvine, CA 92618 P: 657-256-3874 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/orange-county Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center 44-199 Monroe Street, Suite B, Indio, CA 92201 P: 760-848-4096 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/coachella-valley Inland Empire Small Business Development Center 3780 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501 P: 951-781-2345 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire SBDC Digital Marketing Lab 1300 S. Bristol St, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92704 P: 800-616-7232 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org/sbdc-digital-media SBDC Lead Center 800 N. State College Blvd, SGMH-4157, Fullerton, CA 92831 P: 800-616-7232 Website: ociesmallbusiness.org

Southern California 
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.

Here you can navigate on the map, or check the links below to find Small Business Development Centers near you that can provide consulting and training.

Information on Marketing, Funding, Management, Business Planning and more are available!

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Small Business Development Centers

The 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 by finding the center nearest to you on the map above or the list below.

Women's Business Centers (WBC)

For women entrepreneurs, WBCs 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 find the center nearest to you above on the map or in the list below.

SCORE

SCORE's mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any aspiring or established owners of US based business. You can apply for your mentor on their website today!

ALTERNATE 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.

GRANTS

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.

GENERAL COVID RESOURCES

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

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