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SBDC consulting services are offered at no cost in our four core areas. Check out how we can help your business today.
Core Service Areas
How We Can Help
Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline.
Your product or service has value for your customers – but who are they, how do you target them communicate with them, or reach them? Our marketing consultants can help you not only understand your customers, but also help you grow, retain and delight them.
Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance debt or expand your business? Our financial consultants can help you explore your financing options, securely package your loan, introduce you to our network of over 100 funding institutions and help you obtain the best loan terms.
Our consultants can help you assess new technologies to create efficiencies in your business, help you review your inventory management processes, review your your costs, develop processes and more.
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“Our consultant, Karie really asked the hard questions you don’t want to think about. Like, how is this business going to operate? She put it into real terms. It can be intimidating and scary, but it’s reality so you’re prepared for what’s going to happen,” – OC SBDC Clients Matt and Ava Surrena, Owners, Lola’s Cafe – Ladera Ranch, CA