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[Text to be updated] America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.

See how the San Diego & Imperial Regional Network has served its communities.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The SBDC consulting service saved us money, time, and gave us the confidence to make the leap into entrepreneurship. We always walked away incredibly impressed with what we had learned and energized by that knowledge.

Owners, Lavender Creek Company, LLC

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The SBDC consulting service saved us money, time, and gave us the confidence to make the leap into entrepreneurship. We always walked away incredibly impressed with what we had learned and energized by that knowledge.

Owners, Lavender Creek Company, LLC

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The SBDC consulting service saved us money, time, and gave us the confidence to make the leap into entrepreneurship. We always walked away incredibly impressed with what we had learned and energized by that knowledge.

Ryan and Myriah Hopkins

Owners, Lavender Creek Company, LLC

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The SBDC consulting service saved us money, time, and gave us the confidence to make the leap into entrepreneurship. We always walked away incredibly impressed with what we had learned and energized by that knowledge.

Owners, Lavender Creek Company, LLC

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

California Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Valley Community SBDC  (VCSBDC) is a proud supporter and partner of the recently formed California Hmong Chamber of Commerce (CHCC). The CHCC office also serves as an SBDC outreach office and houses two Southeast Asian SBDC consultants. VCSBDC Director also serves as on the Board of Directors to help insure that the Southeast Asian population gets the best, culturally appropriate business consulting and technical assistance.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

California Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Valley Community SBDC  (VCSBDC) is a proud supporter and partner of the recently formed California Hmong Chamber of Commerce (CHCC). The CHCC office also serves as an SBDC outreach office and houses two Southeast Asian SBDC consultants. VCSBDC Director also serves as on the Board of Directors to help insure that the Southeast Asian population gets the best, culturally appropriate business consulting and technical assistance.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

California Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Valley Community SBDC  (VCSBDC) is a proud supporter and partner of the recently formed California Hmong Chamber of Commerce (CHCC). The CHCC office also serves as an SBDC outreach office and houses two Southeast Asian SBDC consultants. VCSBDC Director also serves as on the Board of Directors to help insure that the Southeast Asian population gets the best, culturally appropriate business consulting and technical assistance.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

California Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Valley Community SBDC  (VCSBDC) is a proud supporter and partner of the recently formed California Hmong Chamber of Commerce (CHCC). The CHCC office also serves as an SBDC outreach office and houses two Southeast Asian SBDC consultants. VCSBDC Director also serves as on the Board of Directors to help insure that the Southeast Asian population gets the best, culturally appropriate business consulting and technical assistance.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

Early Stage Startup Completes Two Year Incubator Program and Continues to Grow in the Central Coast

Trees is developing an app to help guide individuals in new situations through decision-making processes. During their time in the program, and in collaboration with the SBDC assistance, they created 4 jobs, obtained $50,000 in angel investment and $259,800 in grants and awards. Trees will continue to grow their venture in San Luis Obispo County and currently resides in the co-working space at the Cal Poly CIE Hothouse.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

Early Stage Startup Completes Two Year Incubator Program and Continues to Grow in the Central Coast

Trees is developing an app to help guide individuals in new situations through decision-making processes. During their time in the program, and in collaboration with the SBDC assistance, they created 4 jobs, obtained $50,000 in angel investment and $259,800 in grants and awards. Trees will continue to grow their venture in San Luis Obispo County and currently resides in the co-working space at the Cal Poly CIE Hothouse.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

Early Stage Startup Completes Two Year Incubator Program and Continues to Grow in the Central Coast

Trees is developing an app to help guide individuals in new situations through decision-making processes. During their time in the program, and in collaboration with the SBDC assistance, they created 4 jobs, obtained $50,000 in angel investment and $259,800 in grants and awards. Trees will continue to grow their venture in San Luis Obispo County and currently resides in the co-working space at the Cal Poly CIE Hothouse.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

Early Stage Startup Completes Two Year Incubator Program and Continues to Grow in the Central Coast

Trees is developing an app to help guide individuals in new situations through decision-making processes. During their time in the program, and in collaboration with the SBDC assistance, they created 4 jobs, obtained $50,000 in angel investment and $259,800 in grants and awards. Trees will continue to grow their venture in San Luis Obispo County and currently resides in the co-working space at the Cal Poly CIE Hothouse.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative

Valley Sierra SBDC provides workshops and webinars that cater to Millennial and Z generation needs. This includes the Warrior Entrepreneurship Initiative! As part of the workshop, attendees interact with others to consider their goals and objectives, mission/vision/values statements as well as develop their target market and value proposition. In addition, SBDC consultants are present to discuss different aspects of opening their business.

TECH DEVELOPMENT

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Social media impressions from a series of online cybersecurity awareness training cohorts (Cal Coastal SBDC)

TECH DEVELOPMENT

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Social media impressions from a series of online cybersecurity awareness training cohorts (Cal Coastal SBDC)

TECH DEVELOPMENT

42,837

Social media impressions from a series of online cybersecurity awareness training cohorts (Cal Coastal SBDC)

TECH DEVELOPMENT

42,837

Social media impressions from a series of online cybersecurity awareness training cohorts (Cal Coastal SBDC)

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Vault Jewelry

The Vault opened its doors in 1987 as an upscale fashion jewelry store keeping up with the latest fashions in jewelry. Valley Community SBDC assisted us with the PPP programs, EIDL and the California Relief Grant which totaled over $346,000 in funding during the pandemic.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Vault Jewelry

The Vault opened its doors in 1987 as an upscale fashion jewelry store keeping up with the latest fashions in jewelry. Valley Community SBDC assisted us with the PPP programs, EIDL and the California Relief Grant which totaled over $346,000 in funding during the pandemic.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Vault Jewelry

The Vault opened its doors in 1987 as an upscale fashion jewelry store keeping up with the latest fashions in jewelry. Valley Community SBDC assisted us with the PPP programs, EIDL and the California Relief Grant which totaled over $346,000 in funding during the pandemic.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Vault Jewelry

The Vault opened its doors in 1987 as an upscale fashion jewelry store keeping up with the latest fashions in jewelry. Valley Community SBDC assisted us with the PPP programs, EIDL and the California Relief Grant which totaled over $346,000 in funding during the pandemic.

WOMEN-OWNED

Pashion Footwear launched online in 2019 and is on track to hit $3.1 million in sales in 2021

Pashion Footwear sought assistance from the Cal Poly SBDC to incorporate, protect IP, set up a supply chain for their first run of manufacturing and launch an equity crowdfunding campaign. The scope of work evolved into helping the business secure $1.7M equity funding. They have done so with $2.7M in capital investment, and have gained incredible brand awareness with features in Forbes, The Ellen Show, Shark Tank, The Financial Times, INC. and the Grammy's gift suite. Most recently Haley was featured in the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30.

WOMEN-OWNED

Pashion Footwear launched online in 2019 and is on track to hit $3.1 million in sales in 2021

Pashion Footwear sought assistance from the Cal Poly SBDC to incorporate, protect IP, set up a supply chain for their first run of manufacturing and launch an equity crowdfunding campaign. The scope of work evolved into helping the business secure $1.7M equity funding. They have done so with $2.7M in capital investment, and have gained incredible brand awareness with features in Forbes, The Ellen Show, Shark Tank, The Financial Times, INC. and the Grammy's gift suite. Most recently Haley was featured in the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30.

WOMEN-OWNED

Pashion Footwear launched online in 2019 and is on track to hit $3.1 million in sales in 2021

Pashion Footwear sought assistance from the Cal Poly SBDC to incorporate, protect IP, set up a supply chain for their first run of manufacturing and launch an equity crowdfunding campaign. The scope of work evolved into helping the business secure $1.7M equity funding. They have done so with $2.7M in capital investment, and have gained incredible brand awareness with features in Forbes, The Ellen Show, Shark Tank, The Financial Times, INC. and the Grammy's gift suite. Most recently Haley was featured in the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30.

WOMEN-OWNED

Pashion Footwear launched online in 2019 and is on track to hit $3.1 million in sales in 2021

Pashion Footwear sought assistance from the Cal Poly SBDC to incorporate, protect IP, set up a supply chain for their first run of manufacturing and launch an equity crowdfunding campaign. The scope of work evolved into helping the business secure $1.7M equity funding. They have done so with $2.7M in capital investment, and have gained incredible brand awareness with features in Forbes, The Ellen Show, Shark Tank, The Financial Times, INC. and the Grammy's gift suite. Most recently Haley was featured in the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30.