How the Program Works
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by El Camino College is part of a national network of SBDCs offering no-cost business advising by small business experts, help with securing debt/equity financing, and no-cost/low-cost educational events.
SBDCs are sponsored in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and local hosts and sponsors. In addition to the SBA, our SBDC is sponsored by the State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, El Camino College, and local chambers. Funding from these partners supports the operation of the SBDC and allows us to offer assistance at no-cost to the small business community in Southern California.
We can provide assistance to businesses with up to 500 employees and $7.5 million in annual sales depending on the industry. So whether you are currently in business, or would like to start a business, the SBDC is here to help!*