Economic Development and Asset Management

Small Business Development Center

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: Information Sessions

The San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the global pandemic. Qualified businesses may be eligible for a $2,500 grant. In partnership with the County of San Bernardino we will be hosting several webinars to answer your questions and discuss: Grant Requirements, Use of Funds and the Application.

Register now at WWW.INLANDEMPIRESBDC.ORG 

Webinar date:

  •  Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 3 p.m.

If you have any questions, you can call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 1(909) 983-5005 or visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire/ 

Please see the attached webinar flyer.

Intellectual Property 101

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. 

Online Webinar: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

The session will cover:

  • What is the USPTO
  • An Overview of IP: Patents / Trademarks / Copyrights / Trade Secrets
  • Why You Should Consider Protecting Your IP
  • How To Get Started With Protecting Your IP

For more information about this event and to register, please click here 

If you have any questions, please call (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached flyer. 

Contracting and Certifications 101: Is it for you? A Free 2-day Web Series

Join us to gain an understanding of what it means to be certified and how to begin the process of landing government contracts. 

2-Day Web Series - Tuesday, July 12th and Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    

Day One | July 12th 

  • Contracting, What is it?
  • Contracting Terms and Bid Types
  • Permits and Licenses
  • Define Your Service/Product

Day Two | July 13th

  • Identify Your Target Market
  • Know Your Industry Codes
  • Intro to Locating Local Bids
  • Intro to Certifications 

For more information about this event and to register, please click here 

If you have any questions, please call (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached flyer. 

Loans For Your Small Businesses - A Free Seminar

Join us to learn about the funding options that are available to you, where to start, and how to qualify. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786

Topics include:

  • Startup / Expansion Funding
  • Six Cs of Credit
  • Credit Tips-and-Tricks
  • Language of Finance 
  • Current COVID-19 Relief Funding Opportunities 

For more information about this event and to register, please click here 

If you have any questions, please call (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached flyer. 

Doing Business with the County of San Bernardino - Free Webinar

Are you a contractor interested in learning about the bid opportunities available by your local government agencies? Join us to learn how to business with the County of San Bernardino:

Free Webinar: July 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Purchase and Contract Services 
  • Current Purchasing and Contract Opportunities 
  • Subcontractor Requirements and Policies 
  • Minority Project Requirements and Policies 

For more information about this event and to register, please click here 

If you have any questions, please call (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached flyer. 

California Shop Small - Shop Local, Shop Online

Calling all California Aspiring Business Owners! Have you ever wanted to start selling online? Join this 6-week training program and receive access to your own eCommerce site to launch your business.

Tuesdays, March 31 - May 5, 2022 - 3:00 p.m., 6-Week Program

For more information about this event and to register, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the SBDC at 1(800) 616-7232. Please see the attached training program flyer. 

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 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 flyers below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: https://ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire/ 

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 - May/June 2022:

SBDC Starts - Saturdays, June 4-25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - Virtual Program - Are you interested in starting your own business and unsure where to begin? SBDC Starts is a FREE startup series to teach you how! In just 4 weeks, you will gain the information and skills to start your very own business! Register now. Please click Here. For information, you may call 1(800) 616-7232.  

Cottage Food Operation - Thursdays, May 5 - June 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - Are you interested in starting your own Cottage Food Operation (CFO) and unsure of where to begin? This class will provide you with all of the basic information to launch your CFO! Register now. Please click Here. For information, you may call (951) 781-2345. 

Please see the attached webinar flyers.

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

Small Business Saturday - November 27, 2021 - Let's Go, Shop Small

Save the Date! Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021. 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. 

 

 

 

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: 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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 

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.


City
of
Upland
California

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

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