The SBDC can help you start a business or expand your current business. We offer no-cost/low-cost workshops, one-on-one consultations with business experts at no charge and assistance with applying for business loans. We can even help you with research, contract agreement review, employee issues, hiring staff, business and/or marketing plan review and more. Check out our Web site to see all the resources available for potential and existing small business owners. Questions? Give us a call at 310.973.3177.

Be sure to visit our workshop page for the current SBDC workshop/event schedule now available in PDF! Please call 310.973.3177 to register by phone.

SBDC Services by Business Stage


Existing Business
(Growth Planning)

  • Rebranding and Market Identification
  • Advanced Web Development (Shopping Cart, SEO, Email Segmentation, etc.)
  • Tax and Accounting Preparation
  • Government Procurement and Certification
  • Financial Packaging Assistance
  • Hiring
  • New Employees (available subsidies)
  • Permitting, Product Pricing, Succession Planning
  • Franchise Development 
  • International Trade (Importing/Exporting) 
  • Specialized assistance by industry (e.g. lean manufacturing, emerging technology, retail, beauty, food and hospitality.)
New To Business
(Operations Management)

  • Financial Packaging
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Cash Flow Management and Financial Statement Preparation 
  • Brand Creation and Development 
  • Competitive Assessment
  • Target Market and Customer Identification
  • Marketing Channel Identification, Implementation, and Measurement
(Startup Preparation)

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Projection
  • Exploratory Funding
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • State and Federal Tax Setup and Preparation
  • Web Development
  • Merchant Account Services (if applicable)
  • Franchise Purchase