Are You Looking to Start or Grow Your Small Business?

It’s Time to Get to Know Your Small Business Development Center Network

See why you should connect or reconnect with your regional SBDC if you need assistance with your local business.

Specialists In Small Business – San Diego & Imperial SBDC

Our SBDC advisors throughout San Diego and Imperial counties are proven experts in their fields and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Webinars and Training through the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Live Business Workshops

View our calendar throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.

Jumpstart your business idea

Jumpstart Your Business Dream

It’s time. Learn how in English or Spanish, on-demand or live.

Business Advising at the San Diego and Imperial SBDC

1:1 Business Advising

Schedule a no-cost, 1:1 appointment with an expert business advisor.

QuickBooks partner program with the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center

QuickBooks Business Tools

We’ve got the connections for you. Check out these benefits through your SBDC and Intuit QuickBooks.

California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Grant

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Grant

Do you have between 26 and 49 employees? Did you pay Covid-19 sick leave during the pandemic?

If yes, you may be eligible for a grant from the State of California.

SDIV SBDC contracting opportunities for small business owners

Small Business-Friendly Contracts

Do business with small business-focused entities to grow your company.

From 2018-2023, the San Diego & Imperial SBDC team helped strengthen our regional small businesses.


Success Stories

Our clients are why we do what we do. Their stories are what fuel our local economies throughout San Diego and Imperial counties as well as across California and the nation.

Host Locations

SBDC locations are hosted by local nonprofits and academic institutions which provide the infrastructure, staffing, resources, and tools necessary to carry out our mission of serving the region’s small business owners.

Our Clients Say

Roanna Canete, Owner of The Gluten Free Baking Company, A Success Story from the San Diego Small Business Development Center Network

“The SBDC’s ongoing support has been nothing short of life-saving! Just a phone call away – they give me the courage to pursue my dreams, knowing there is nothing I can’t do with this incredible team on my side.”

Roanna Canete, Owner, The Gluten Free Baking Company
Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder & CTO of GroGuru Inc.

“The Brink SBDC is providing an invaluable service to entrepreneurs by giving guidance and providing connections to both investors and customers. Events such as the San Diego Angel Conference are the icing on the cake, which spreads the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community by bringing entrepreneurs and new investors together – and resulted in an investment of over $100,000 for our company.”

Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder/CTO, GroGuru Inc.
Gayle McEnroe, President of Urethane Masters
“We moved our company to San Diego from Minnesota, and the SBDC gave us instant access to a huge network of contacts that led to obtaining our startup capital and making other crucial connections. Being the “new guy in town” is never easy, but with their help, we hit the ground running.”
Gayle McEnroe, President, Urethane Masters
Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO of AccuData

“The Brink SBDC and Dr. Martin Kleckner have been invaluable in the success and progress of AccuDava. They dedicated many hours to reviewing and giving advice on our SBIR grant application to the National Cancer Institute, which was successfully awarded $300,000. Their unconditional support continued with extreme efforts that helped us with a $50,000 NIH I-corps grant, which resulted in additional NCI grant funding of $150,000 to extend our diagnostic test application to non-small cell lung cancer.”

Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO, AccuDava

In The News

Want to know what SBDC clients and teams have been up to? Take a look at these stories about entrepreneurs, partnering organizations, and other business topics featured in San Diego and Imperial counties’ news.