Are You Looking to Start or Grow Your Small Business?

South 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 South San Diego SBDC

New Business Starts

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

Debt finance, specialty of the South San Diego SBDC

Debt Finance

Request assistance with small business loans and other capital options.

Marketing strategies, a specialty of the San Diego and Imperial SBDC

Marketing Strategies

Learn how to better use marketing tools and ideas to create measurable results.

Assistance Available in the Following Languages

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

Consulting Areas at the South 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 South San Diego SBDC

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

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

Brandon Napoli, Center Director at the South San Diego SBDC

Brandon Napoli

Center Director

Start-ups, existing, access to debt financing

Briana Weisinger, South SBDC

Briana Weisinger

Associate Regional Director

Start-ups, operational management, innovative problem-solving

Daniel Fitzgerald, San Diego and Imperial SBDC

Daniel Fitzgerald

Regional Director

SBDC network direction, grant relationship management with the SBA, state, and more

David Zumaya

David Zumaya


Childcare business, Tech or Life Science, Start-up, Raising Equity Capital, New/Not yet in Business,...

Diana Barbiani, Advisor

Diana Barbiani


Retail specialist, retail/wholesale strategies, military markets

Frank Salazar, South SBDC

Frank Salazar


Public affairs, communications, marketing

Joel Sedeno, South San Diego SBDC

Joel Sedeño


Financial entrepreneur, banking expert, creative professional strategist

Marisa Castaneda, South San Diego SBDC

Marisa Castaneda

Senior Project Specialist, Advisor

Administrative, intake, restaurant & hospitality, managerial experience, entrepreneurship

Miguel Magdaleno, South San Diego SBDC

Miguel Magdaleno

Advisor & Program Specialist

Business coach, serial entrepreneur, administrative support

Pam Covararubias, South San Diego SBDC

Pam Covarrubias


Brand builder, podcaster, speaker, visionary

Rosalva Sandoval, South San Diego SBDC

Rosalva Sandoval

Senior Project Clerk

Fellow Jaguar, community supporter, entrepreneurial guidance

Sara Nicholson, South San Diego SBDC

Sara Nicholson


HR, management, business basics

Shawn Lynam, South San Diego SBDC

Shawn Lynam


Franchise entrepreneur, C-level executive, strategic approaches

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


South San Diego SBDC Location

The South San Diego SBDC is located in National City within Southwestern College, our host facility.

Due to precautionary measures from Southwestern 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 your business advisor to schedule or email

880 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 482-6391


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