• Small Business Development Center

  • Established in 1991, the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves over 3,000 businesses per year resulting in over $95.9M in regional economic impact. As your resource for launching, growing and expanding your business since 1991, the Orange County SBDC has focused on assisting businesses to grow and thrive. Services include training, access to resources, and no-charge, one-on-one, confidential consulting covering business development, operations, marketing, financing, government and corporate contracting and international trade. Workshops, seminars, and conferences are offered on a variety of topics including access to capital, traditional and online marketing, and sales. Their dedicated team has guided small business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve success. Their mission is to stimulate economic growth and job creation in Orange County by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training and access to resources.

    What do they offer small businesses to help them grow domestically and internationally?

    • Business Consulting and Training
    • Business Planning, Market Research, Marketing (on-line and traditional), Sales, Accounting and Finance, Contracting, Management, Human Resources.
    • Business Financing Facilitation
    • Working Capital Financing: loans and lines of credit, SBA guaranteed, conventional, export financing and alternative financing
    • Selling to the Government and Corporation
    • Targeting the appropriate agency/company, obtain certification, marketing, finding opportunities, teaming, proposing/bidding, bonding and financing

    What do they offer entrepreneurs to help them start a business?

    • Business Planning Guide
    • On-line tools to get started
    • Start-up Orientation

    Monthly small group sessions for entrepreneurs to get questions answered

    • Start-up Consulting and Training
    • Start-up Financing Facilitation

    Results as reported by clients (1/1/2014-12/31/2014):

    • Sales increase: $31,910,757
    • Contracts Awarded: $51,773,705
    • Capital Infusion: $12,263,393   
    • Businesses purchased or started: 31
    • Jobs Created and Retained: 641

    Business owners and entrepreneurs can request consulting services and review up-to-date listings of seminars and enroll in a wide range of quality training workshops by visiting their website at www.ocsbdc.org.  For further information please contact them at 714-564-5200.