Economic Development and Asset Management

Small Business Development Center

Start-Grow-IE Conference

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is holding the 2021 Start-Grow-IE Conference on Tuesday, September 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport.  This conference is a wonderful opportunity for small businesses in the Inland Empire to get hands-on, in person knowledge as it relates to financing, marketing, e-commerce, Procurement and operations.  

Start-Grow-IE Conference 

Tuesday, September 28th, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764

The conference has expert speakers teaching about social media, access to capital, developing all-star teams, and content marketing.  Finance experts will be talking about the most up to date information as it relates to PPP, EIDL, Restaurant Revitalization as well as the Employee Retention Tax Credit Program.

A local prominent Key-Note speaker will be at the lunch session. Registration is live now by visiting:

To register for the Conference, please click here.

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 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 (starting Wednesday, July 21, 2021)

8:00 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 at (909) 983-5005. For more information, please visit the SBDC's website


Small Business Webinar Schedule - Specialty Topics

Join us for these great business webinars at no cost! Please see the Business Webinar Schedule flyer below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: 

If you have any questions, please call the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

Small Business Webinar Schedule - September 2021:

How to Start a Small Business - September 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Put Your Business in Google Search and Maps (Spanish) - September 1 at 2:00 p.m.

PPP Forgiveness - September 7 at 12:00 p.m.

Reach Customers Online with Google - September 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Incorporating Your Small Business - September 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Employee Training and Development - September 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Loans For Your Small Business - September 28 at 10:00 a.m.   

PPP Forgiveness - September 29 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the Inland Empire SBDC, its services, training programs, and other resources, please visit the Small Business Development Center

Search Engine Optimization Webinar Series

Online searches are one of the main ways that potential clients find your business, especially during a Global Pandemic! Do you need help improving your ranking on websites like Google? Join us for this 4-week Search Engine Optimization (SEO) series to learn how!   

Thursdays, September 2-23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. 

Class 1 - September 2nd at 2:00 p.m. - Why Your Business Needs SEO 

Class 2 - September 9th at 2:00 p.m. - Technical SEO

Class 3 - September 16th at 2:00 p.m. - On-Page SEO

Class 4 - September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. - Off-Page SEO 

Register Now. To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the SBDC at (951) 781-2345 or visit

Please see the attached flyer for webinar information.

Branding For Your Small Business Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series will teach you how to create your personal brand, utilize the correct platforms for your brand efficiently and effectively and take your digital platforms to the marketplace and pay-to-play. Don't miss out! 

Fridays, September 10-24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. 

September 10th - Creating Your Personal Brand

September 17th - Using Your Branding

September 24th - Using Your Digital Branding Presence

To register, please click here. If you have any questions, please call (909) 983-5005 or visit

Please see the attached webinar flyer. 

Introduction to QuickBooks Online

Join us for a three part webinar series that is designed for new and prospective QuickBooks Online (QBO) users who have questions about key processes and software functions. We will cover the key features of the accounting software and how to implement them into your overall accounting system. There is no cost to participate!

Class 1 - September 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - Benefits of QBO, Conversion of Desktop to QBO, Navigating QBO 

Class 2 - September 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - Customize the Chart of Accounts, Use Products/Services, Use Vendors, Expenses/Purchase

Class 3 - September 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - QBO Payroll, Bank Fees and Reconciliation, Sales Tax 

Register today! To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (909) 983-5005 or visit 

Please see the attached webinar flyer.




Ask SBDC, Every Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Through December 2021, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Wednesday, designed to address funding information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will begin at 3:00 p.m., will be 30-40 minutes, every Wednesday, and will host a brief Q&A after. Registration is required and is limited. Interested businesses can register by clicking here.


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: 

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


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.


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.