Are You Looking to Start or Grow Your Small Business?

The Brink SBDC Specializes in…

The Brink SBDC at the University of San Diego offers world-class business consulting including relevant and insightful guidance to growth-oriented, innovation-based entrepreneurs running small businesses.

Innovation and technology, a specialty of The Brink SBDC

Innovation & Technology

Join our community of entrepreneurs who specialize in innovative ideas and advanced technology.

Recipient of check from the San Diego Angel Conference at The Brink SBDC

San Diego Angel Conference

This annual event bridges the gap for entrepreneurs and investors, offering funding and angel investing.

Equity funding, a specialty of The Brink SBDC

Equity Funding

Raise capital for your short- or long-term needs and growth goals.

Assistance Available in the Following Languages

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

Consulting Areas at The Brink 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 Brink SBDC

Our team at The Brink SBDC on the University of San Diego campus is dedicated to empowering your small business.

Our business advisors at The Brink SBDC are highly skilled in their fields and industries as well as knowledgeable in specific business topics.

Amy Duncan, The Brink

Amy Duncan

Center Director

Life science, product-market fit strategy, positioning, voice of customer

Benton Moore, The Brink

Benton Moore


Strategy, scale-up, funding, investing

Jerice O'Malley, Growth Director, The Brink

Jerice O'Malley

Growth Advisor

Data-driven sales & G2M strategy, high-tech start-ups/exits

Jonathan Irwin, The Brink

Jonathan Irwin


Business strategy, funding, scaling early stage companies

Natalia Pence, The Brink

Natalia Pence


Intellectual property, business development

From 2015-2020, the San Diego & Imperial SBDC team helped strengthen our regional small businesses.


The Brink SBDC Location

The Brink SBDC is located in Mission Valley within the University of San Diego, our host facility.

Due to precautionary measures from USD, 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.

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4547


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.