The SBDC provides businesses educational workshops and training programs that are designed to provide solutions in key business areas. Best of all, these workshops and programs are offered at little to no cost!
We provide no-cost consulting that addresses the four core areas of business: funding, management, business planning, and marketing. Find out how you can benefit from our consulting services today!
Core Service Areas
How We Can Help
Whether you’re beginning to pursue your entrepreneurial dream or are looking for new growth within your current business, our consultants work alongside you to identify your business objectives and develop a written plan of action detailing financial, management, and operational strategies.
The product or service you offer has value – but to who? Who is your target customer and how can you reach them? Our marketing consultants can help you segment your target market. As a result, you will get a better understanding of how you can retain and grow a customer base.
Our consultants can help you navigate through the financial world by helping you get the loan you need to finance your business. From introducing you to our extensive network partners, to securely packaging your loan, we help you obtain the best loan terms possible!
Our SBDC consultants can assist you in evaluating what new technologies can benefit your business by analyzing the efficiencies these resources can create within it. Our consultants will help you review inventory management processes, review your costs, develop new processes, and much 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