Are You Looking to Start or Grow Your Small Business?

North San Diego SBDC Specializes in…

Our SBDC advisors are proven experts in their fields and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

New Business Starts, a specialty of the San Diego and Imperial SBDC

New Business Starts

Launch and expand your business ideas with help every step of the way.

Debt finance, a specialty of the North San Diego SBDC

Debt Finance

Request assistance with small business loans and other capital.

Government contracting, a specialty of the North San Diego SBDC

Government Contracting

We can help you win government contracts by navigating the procurement process.

Assistance Available in the Following Languages

We strive to offer SBDC services in languages that will best serve our clients in the northern San Diego area.

Consulting Areas at the North San Diego SBDC

Our consulting specialities offer a wide variety of services to help you gain knowledge and achieve success in areas ranging from business planning and operations to management and funding.

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

Our Team at the North San Diego SBDC

Our team in North San Diego is dedicated to empowering your small business.

Our business advisors at the North San Diego SBDC are highly skilled in their fields and industries as well as knowledgeable in specific business topics.

Amy Chapman, North SBDC

Amy Chapman


Works with all clientele as an administrator

Cheryl Brown, San Diego & Imperial SBDC Business Advisor at the North San Diego SBDC

Cheryl Brown

Center Director

Government contracting, entrepreneur, award-winning advisor

Diana Barbiani, Advisor

Diana Barbiani


Retail specialist, retail/wholesale strategies, military markets

Irma Ramos, San Diego & Imperial SBDC Business Advisor at the North San Diego SBDC

Irma Ramos


Finance and international business management expert, speaks Spanish and French

James Kelley, San Diego & Imperial SBDC Business Advisor at the North San Diego SBDC

James Kelley


Financial and bank lending expert with CFO experience

Wes Paul, North San Diego SBDC

Wes Pawl


Loan officer, mortgage banker, entrepreneur, marketer

From 2016-2021, the San Diego & Imperial SBDC team helped strengthen our regional small businesses.


North San Diego SBDC Location

The North San Diego SBDC is located in Carlsbad within MiraCosta College’s Technology Career Institute, our host facility.

Due to precautionary measures from MiraCosta College, no in-person appointments are occurring or being scheduled. One-on-one appointments online or via phone are being provided during this time. Reach out to schedule your appointment.

3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
(760) 795-8740


We are grateful to the sponsors who have continued to support SBDC programs and entrepreneurs across San Diego and Imperial counties.

Workshops & Trainings

The SBDC offers training workshops on topics such as starting your business, financing your business, operations, marketing, and much more.