Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center
The City of Upland's Resource for Small Businesses. The City of Upland has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer no-cost business consulting services and business trainings in Upland!
- Free one-on-one small business consulting services (by appointment only)
- Small business management training opportunities
- Access to local resource providers
One-on-one Small Business Consulting Services (Free):
Every other Wednesday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Building, Basement Level, 123 D Street, Upland, CA, 91786 (East of Upland City Hall)
To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC office at (951) 781-2345.
For more information about the Inland Empire SBDC, its services, training programs, and other resources, please visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire/
Raise-UP Grant Program - Application Period opens March 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. and closes April 24, 2023 at 5 p.m.
The City is offering a four week Restaurant Assistance for Increased Sales and Efficiency Upland (Raise-UP) Grant Program, for assistance up to $10,000, which will provide training and funding to brick-and-mortar food-based businesses located in Upland.
Application period opens on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. and closes on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Please see the attached flyer for eligibility requirements. For more information about the program and to apply, visit: ociesmallbusiness.org/city-of-upland-raise-up-grant-program/
For more information, please call Norma Flores at (909) 931-4267 or via email at NFlores@uplandca.gov.
Digital Marketing for your Business
Join us to learn about:
- Digital Marketing Key Components
- Goal Setting and Key Metrics
- Developing a Sustainable Digital Marketing Strategy
- Is Your Digital Marketing Strategy Working?
In person workshop details:
Digital Marketing For Your Business
Thursday, March 30, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Carnegie Building, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786
If you would like to register and have any questions, please call (800) 616-7232 or you may click here. Please see the attached flyer. For upcoming SBDC business training events, you may visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/events-new/.
California Shop Small - Shop Local, Shop Online
California Shop Small is an initiative of the Small Business Development Center, designed with the goal to support California businesses launch and grow their businesses online. California Shop Small is an online marketplace bringing together California small businesses. www.californiashopsmall.com
Small Business Saturday - November 26, 2022 - Let's Go, Shop Small
Save the Date! Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022. The City of Upland celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy. The City supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities. The City of Upland urges the residents of our community, and communities across the country, to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.
This holiday season let small businesses know how much you appreciate them - be sure to Shop Small. Visit ShopSmall.com to learn more.
COVID-19 Business Resources
For COVID-19 business resources, a resource guide, SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and how SBDC can help your business, please click here: https://ociesmallbusiness.org/resources/covid-19/
Please find attached a link to some video content that has been created by the SBDC to help with the injury disaster loan requests. Please click here.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Funding Options. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering funding options to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for SBA Disaster Assistance to CA Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19
For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail email@example.com.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, as well as Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond.