Economic Development and Asset Management

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 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

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 - October 2021:

How to Use Blogging to Grow Your Business - October 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Content Marketing (Spanish) - October 7th at 10:00 a.m.

E-Commerce Webinar Series - October 8th at 10:00 a.m.

Amazon: A-Z October 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Doing Business With DGS - October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

HR 101 For New Managers and Supervisors - October 27th at 2:00 p.m.

Loans For Your Small Business - October 28th at 2:00 p.m.

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

E - Commerce Webinar Series

In just four weeks, you can gain the tools to succeed as you establish a strong online presence. You will gain the ways and means to be able to choose where you want to be online, launch your own e-commerce platform, and learn about other digital tools to consider with the goal of developing a successful go-to-market strategy. 

Fridays, October 8 - 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. 

Class 1 - October 8th - Creating an online presence 

Class 2 - October 15th - Social commerce 

Class 3 - October 22nd - E-commerce solutions 

Class 4 - October 29th - Marketplace platforms  

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.

Amazon: A-Z

Join us for this free two-day web series. Decide if you want to sell on Amazon. Learn how to identify profitable products. Gain the basics on how to get set up. 

October 12th and 13th, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Please see the attached webinar flyer. 

Business with the Department of General Services

Do you own or work for a small business? Are you interested in expanding your client base? Perhaps you should look into the government sector. The State of California does business with numerous Small Businesses (SB) throughout the state, buying products and services in IT, construction, temporary labor, and even pencils.

Wednesdays, October 13-27, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.

October 13, 2021 - How to Do Business with the State of CA DGS 

October 20, 2021 - I'm Certified, Now What? 

October 27, 2021 - Contracting with the CA State Government 

Register today! To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (951) 781-2345 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.