California Small Business Development Center Network
California’s Small Business Development Center (CA SBDC) Network is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development. Our consortium of 42 service centers and six administrative lead centers play a leading role in driving the state economy by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost, one-on-one advising, expert training and a wide business network. Our CASBDC program is equipped to help business owners access capital, develop business and financial models, create and implement marketing strategies, connect to global markets, and grow their business online, among many other services. We are proud to count ourselves as part of a family of resource providers in the State of California that empower business owners to start and grow their business.
Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network
The Los Angeles SBDC Network, which includes the Lead Center, eight local Service Centers and more than 20 satellite locations is among the top 10 funded networks in the country. Our SBDC network is proud to assist business owners throughout the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies, expand into new markets, and position themselves for long-term growth. Our team of business consultants provides no-cost business consulting and low- cost training programs in business operations and management, marketing, financing, business planning and more. Schedule an appointment here, visit our event calendar, or sign up for our newsletter.
The CA SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Since January 1, 2006, Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) has been the host institution for the Los Angeles Regional SBDC program and the Long Beach Service Center. Since its inception at LBCC, program efforts have assisted over 30,000+ small businesses start, grow, and succeed. As the Lead Center host, LBCCD holds the contract with the SBA and contracts with a diverse group of eight educational and community development organizations to deliver services to small businesses. Expand the menu below to check out some of our staff and directors or connect to a center near you.