About the Los Angeles SBDC

Empowering Business Communities

California’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development. Our consortium of 42 service centers and 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 and expert training and establishing a wide mesh network of technical assistance. Our network 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 enable business owners to make the next big leap with their firms.
The CA SBDC Network is funded primarily by the U.S. Small Business Administration and with a 1:1 match requirement and a strong focus on collaboration, we seek to leverage our federal resources by connecting to local economic development programs and helping to open doors to additional federal grant opportunities.

California’s SBDC gets the job done as the state’s largest and most effective small business assistance program.


  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Emergency Readiness
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Broadband Access
  • High Speed Rail Procurement
  • Certification and Contract Qualification
  • Export and Trade Delegation Assistance
  • Layoff Aversion, ETP and Workforce
  • Development
  • Youth and Encore Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Commercialization and
  • Innovation
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Minority Business Development
  • Veterans


Local Economic Development

California’s SBDC is the state’s proven, cost-effective, and accredited network focused on small businesses. The program consistently demonstrates impactful small business results and investments to the state and the nation including: new
jobs created, businesses created, capital infusion, and products exported. SBDC clients include minorities, women and veteran business owners, driving regional economic growth across the state.


Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network

The Los Angeles Regional SBDC network assists area business owners increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies, expand into new markets, and position themselves for long-term growth. The SBDC offers a team of business advisors who provide free business consulting and low- cost training 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.

For a list of our services by business stage please click here.