We serve as the portal of small business resources in Inland Southern California, connecting small business owners to the help they need to start and run successful businesses.
For small businesses
Do you need advice on marketing, financial management, human resources, tax management, or any other aspect of running a small business?
Do you need help thinking through your business idea and planning the next steps?
Check out our small business assistance resources to gain access to business counseling and workshops. Most services and programs are free or low cost.
Have you been turned down for a business loan or can’t find financing to start a business?
Our microlenders are equipped to work with the challenges of starting and growing a small business.
Check out our small business financing resources. No need to worry about choosing the correct referral as all our resources work together to connect you to the resource that best fits your needs.
For those who work with small businesses
Your customers, clients, members or constituents may need advice with marketing, financial management, human resources, or tax management. They may need to develop a business plan to help think through their product or service offerings and launch their businesses. Check out the resources listed under Small Business Assistance to gain access to business counseling and workshops.
Are they having difficulty getting the capital needed to start or grow the business? The microlenders listed under Small Business Financing are equipped to work with the special needs of new and growing small businesses. No need to worry about choosing the correct referral. All small business assistance agencies and microlenders work together to connect your customer to the correct resource for their needs.
Why is microenterprise development important?
Microenterprises (or micro-businesses) are those that have fewer than 5 employees. That’s over 90 percent of the businesses that operate in inland Southern California. Successful microenterprises create jobs, generate tax revenue, supply needed goods and services, and improve the local economy.
In order to grow and be successful, microenterprises need access to business loans and business advice and training.