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 Los Angeles Regional SBDC has served its communities.
My family and I are so grateful for the SBDC team working with us on building and strengthening the farm for growth.
Claudio Gil, Owner, Urban Fresh Farms
Centro de Negocios SBDC
The Los Angeles SBDC Network provides business advising and workshops in Spanish for Latinx-owned small businesses. The LA SBDC helped Latinx-owned small business access more than $67 million in capital in 2020.
My SBDC advisor helped me clarify my business model and coached me through many iterations of my business pitch for Cleantech Open accelerator. My business is now better positioned to raise capital for our zero net energy master-planned communities.
Lori Atwater, Founder of Transformation Village
We completed our first export sales to Brazil this year. Our SBDC advisor helped us apply for an export license and earn a BIS EAR training certificate. We can now classify our products for export and comply with export regulations.
Patricia Ordaz, Co-Founder, P & J MRO Solutions
More Than 1000 Gen Z Job Seekers Use Tech Startup App For Career Building
Nuleep founder Grace Park and her team of Millenial co-founders built a new type of job search platform catering to Gen Z's unique approach to career building by focusing on their career goals, providing digital mentorship from leading professionals, and matching them with companies that share their values. The SBDC helped Nuleep define their value proposition, connect with new partners, craft a customer acquisition strategy, and develop key go-to-market strategies.
My advisors gave me the confidence to raise money to scale my business ... I feel completely prepared as we move into the next phase. Advisors like these set the SBDC apart — their care and personal investment for their startups know no bounds.
Lizzie Brown, CEO and Co-founder, Yoga Wake Up
LA SBDC Led the Distribution of 15 Million Units of Free PPE to 15,000+ Regional Small Businesses
SBDC directors, staff and advisors distributed hand sanitizer, masks and face shields to small business owners in LA County. The LA SBDC coordinated two PPE distribution hubs open five days a week and four mobile pop-ups.
SBDC Helps Multi-generational Women-Owned Business Secure Loan after Woolsey Fire
Malibu Escrow, founded and run by three generations of women, is an independent, locally owned escrow company. When the Woolsey Fire destroyed all of the properties in the company's pipeline, and after being denied for a loan, Malibu Escrow had to consider the possibility of closing. The SBDC team reviewed the loan paperwork and advised on how to file a repeal. Subsequently, Malibu Escrow received an SBA loan with a low interest rate and payment schedule that gave them time to rebuild.
Our SBDC Advisor knew precisely where to go to get the funding we needed and pull us out of crisis mode!
Jon Kurtz, Co-founder of Dog is Good and Retired US Navy Captain
Capital Accessed by Women Business Owners
Mother and Special-Needs Son Start Boutique E-Commerce Business
Tato And Mom is a small online store that was started by Yanira Ramirez and her special-needs son Estuardo Duque, aka Tato. The store was a realization of Estuardo's dream to share with others the joy he gets from making art about pigs. They discovered the SBDC through a Spanish-language training workshop. Through one-on-one advising, the SBDC helped Tato and Mom define their product, find their target audience, establish distribution channels, and secure funding.