Santa Ana, California

About our host Rancho Santiago Community College District

Since 1991, the Orange County SBDC has helped stimulate economic growth across the county by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with no-cost consulting services, a wide variety of training opportunities, and access to an extensive network of resources. Every year we assist more than 1,000 clients and provide business workshops to thousands of attendees across Orange County.

View our upcoming workshops or set up an appointment to speak with one of our consultants today – we’re ready to assist you to start, grow and succeed!

Home to two colleges and four continuing education centers in the Central Orange County area, the Rancho Santiago Community College District serves a population of more than 700,000 residents and encompasses 24% of Orange County’s total area. The District’s main mission is to access the educational needs of their community and provide necessary skills to its diverse student population. Learn More

Our Mission

Our mission is to become the sought-after resource for small businesses across the Orange County and Inland Empire. We strive to deliver innovative solutions and optimal opportunities that can lead to the success of our entrepreneurial clients.

Orange County Inland Empire Regional Economic Impact

The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked as #1 in 2019 across the country for access to capital among thousands of SBDCs across the nation! We helped our clients obtain over $272 million in debt and equity capital. Helping people launch their businesses, implement expansion strategies, and turn a profit!

#1 access to capital
Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked number one in the country for access to capital
$272M capital obtained
We assisted our clients in obtaining more than $272M in debt and equity capital for their businesses
11,245 jobs
11,245 jobs supported in 2019
New businesses started with help from our network
Clients assisted in 2019
Total consulting hours

* Data shown illustrates OCIE SBDC Network calendar year economic impact from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

Economic Impact

Since its establishment in 2003, the OCIE SBDC Network has proven to be an invaluable resource for the growth and development of local economies throughout the region. The counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino have directly benefitted from our efforts in promoting job creation, job retention, and business expansion. We at the OCIE SBDC will continue to push forth in our efforts to support the growth of small business within our local communities.

Read the Report

If you would like to know more about our economic impact across the region, feel free to take a look at our annual Economic Impact report.

Click here to download the report!


We commit ourselves to help aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners begin their entrepreneurial venture!