About the La Verne SBDC
The University of La Verne SBDC provides existing and startup businesses with assistance designed to improve their competitive standing in the marketplace. SBDC clients receive expert guidance and benefit from the experiences of staff and other businesses through consulting and training workshops. The SBDC focuses on driving engagement with the business community to have positive impacts on the local economy.
The SBDC helps small businesses and entrepreneurs to create viable business, long-term jobs and access financing to expand and start businesses that will stand the test of time. Among the business topics SBDC delivers are these:
- Financing for existing and startups
- Business planning and development,
- Marketing, social media and sales
- Government and corporate contracting
Workshops and consulting services are offered throughout the eastern San Gabriel Valley. Call upon us today to help you achieve your business goals.
About the Los Angeles SBDC Network
LBCCD operates the seventh largest federally-funded and the largest regionally-funded SBDC in the nation. The Los Angeles SBDC Network received $3.5 million in federal funds in 2009, which were matched, dollar for dollar, with state, community or private funds. As a result, business owners in the Los Angeles region, have access to a professional, business assistance program with over $7 million in funding.
Hosted by leading universities, colleges, and state economic development agencies and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the SBDCs provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training to more than 1.3 million business owners annually through 950 SBDC service centers nationwide.
The LBCCD is one of 63 SBDC lead centers nationwide. Five others exist in California, which attests to the state’s business vibrancy. Texas has four lead centers and every other state has a lead center, as well as the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia and American Samoa.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interest of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to build America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps America start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. The SBA administers the Small Business Development Center Program to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments. It enhances economic development by providing small businesses with management and technical assistance.