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Free Help Available for Small Businesses in Inland Southern California

COVID-19 Free Services and Programs to Help Small Businesses in Inland Southern California Navigate The Small Business Development Centers and the Women’s Business Centers are here to help the small businesses of Inland Southern California navigate the rough waters caused by the pandemic. There are a lot of announcements and webinars on all the resources …

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Convening of Small Business Service Providers of Inland Southern California

A report out from our convening for small business serviceproviders on February 26, 2020 Reaching our Small Business Clients was the theme of the first Convening of Small Business Service Providers of Inland Southern California held February 26 in Rancho Cucamonga. The Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California sponsored this event to bring together those …

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Themes Identified for the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Inland Empire

The Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California conducted convenings in Riverside, Ontario, and Palm Desert during early October 2019 with attendees from a variety of sectors. As a way to unfold the benefits of having a Resource Navigator for Inland Southern California, we invite you to review the topic trends that were discovered in our …

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James Irvine Foundation Awards MicroEnterprise Collaborative a Grant to Help Small Business Owners

The Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California was recently awarded a grant from The James Irvine Foundation for “Expanding Micro-Business in the Inland Empire.” The purpose of the grant is to link new and established small business owners with the resources and capital to grow their businesses. Over 90% of the businesses in the Inland …

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2017 Inland Empire Small Business Development Forum

San Bernardino:Inland Empire Small Business Development Forum We had a full house at the Inland Empire Small Business Development Forum in San Bernardino on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Over 80 bankers and staff from chambers of commerce, nonprofits, and government agencies met to consider how to improve small business development in the region. We’re grateful …

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2016 Coachella Valley Forum

2016 Coachella Valley Forum Nearly 40 bankers and staff of chambers of commerce, nonprofits, and local cities met with small business service providers and microlenders in Palm Springs on October 6, 2016. Information about resources available within the Coachella Valley to support small businesses was shared in two panel presentations. Collaborating for Small Business Success Participants …

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2016 Community Meeting Results: Increasing Lending for Minority-Owned Businesses

2016 Community Meeting Results: Increasing Lending for Minority-Owned Businesses   On April 21, 2016 MicroEnterprise Collaborative convened a group of local leaders serving the small business community in the Inland Empire and considered the topic of increasing lending to minority-owned businesses. The group, consisting of representatives from financial institutions, small business lenders, and service providers, …

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2016 Community Meeting: Increasing Lending to Minority-Owned Businesses

About one in four small businesses owned by an ethnic minority—African American, Asian, or Hispanic—plan to apply for a credit product in the next 12 months compared with 15 percent in the general population (Gallup: Small Business Diverse Segments Lending Study, sponsored by Wells Fargo, May 2015). Are you ready for their business? MicroEnterprise Collaborative …

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