Free Business Counseling and Low-Cost Workshops for Success

Small business owners can grow and become more successful by becoming more knowledgeable about business planning, finances, marketing, and employee management.

Take a look at the following resources for free and low-cost workshops and business counseling ↓

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Image: SCORE logoSCORE Inland Empire

We help businesses succeed with free, confidential advice from local experts, interactive workshops, and a vast online library of templates, tools, and resources.

(951) 652-4390
Register online at inlandempire.score.org

Do You Need Financing?

Find a microlender that is equipped to help you with your small business loan needs.

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Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Inland Empire SBDC stimulates economic growth in the Inland Empire by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training, and access to resources.

Office locations: Ontario, Riverside, and Victorville as well as 10 outreach (part-time) locations.
(951) 781-2345
(909) 983-5005
inlandempiresbdc.org

Do you offer resources for small businesses?

Contact MicroEnterprise Collaborative and receive occasional announcements about resources for small businesses.

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Inland Empire Women’s Business Center

Empowering women through entrepreneurship, the IEWBC is a cooperative program between the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Office locations: Riverside and San Bernardino
(909) 890-1242
iewbc.org

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Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC)

Empowering women through entrepreneurship, the CWBC is a cooperative program between the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Office location: Palm Desert
Contact: Kim Scanlan
(760) 345-9200
kscanlan@cvwbc.org
cvwbc.org

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Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Coachella Valley SBDC offers no-cost, business consulting, training, and other resources in a variety of areas like start-up assistance, debt and equity funding, attracting and retaining customers, product commercialization, and more to aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners.

Office locations: Palm Springs and Indio
(760) 340-1575
coachellavalleysbdc.org

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Entrepreneur Institute of San Bernardino (EIOSB)

We foster and promote new business opportunities and advance the knowledge and skill-sets of existing small business owners, thus empowering them for a successful future. EIOSB offers seminars, mentoring, and incubation within our classes.

Office location: San Bernardino Community College in San Bernardino
(909) 382-4074

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California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts.

(877) 345-4633
business.ca.gov

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Community Action Partnership of Riverside County: Savings for Success

Matched savings incentive program for residents of Riverside County who are seeking economic self-sufficiency. Participants open a savings account and strive to reach a savings goal of $1,000, which is then matched with $4,000 and applied toward the purchase of one of three assets: purchase of a first home, attending a college or vocational school, or starting or expanding a small business.

(951) 955-4900
capriverside.org/program/individualdevelopmentaccounts