Economic Development and Asset Management

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 consulting services in Upland! 

  • Free one-on-one small business consulting services
  • Small business management training opportunities
  • Access to local resource providers

To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC at (909) 983-5005.

Outreach Information

Day: Wednesdays

Hour: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Carnegie Cultural Center (East of Upland City Hall), 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786 

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

Small Business Training

Business Owner Startup Series (B.O.S.S.) 

The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC) will be hosting its FREE Business Owner Startup Series (B.O.S.S.) every Wednesday in January 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Carnegie Building, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786. 

Are you interested in starting your own small business? Are you unsure of where to begin? Well you are in luck! The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the City of Upland, is hosting a 4-week, business startup program.

This program will get you ready to start your business in just 4-weeks! Attend and learn:

January 8 - Business Planning and Organizational Structure

January 15 - Legal Structure

January 22 - Marketing Basics

January 29 - Financial Projections

You will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our business consultant to discuss your business idea and receive information tailored for your own business and industry. 

Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. For more information or to register, please visit the SBDC's website.

For additional information about how to request a no cost, no catch appointment with the SBDC or register for an upcoming business workshop, please visit the SBDC's website or contact the SBDC at (909) 983-0751. This no cost seminar was made possible by the City of Upland.

2020 Small Business Training Events Calendar

The IESBDC will be hosting the following specialty seminars for small businesses on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Carnegie Building, 123 D Street, Upland, CA in 2020.

Cracking QuickBooks - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 

Show Me the Money  - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Human Resources Made Easy - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Basic Sales and Use Tax - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ask the Attorney: Legal Structures - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Boost Business with Facebook - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

#WordPress Wednesday - Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Get Certified! - Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Success with SEO - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How to Do Business with the State of CA - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, please visit the SBDC's website . These classes are offered at no cost by the City of Upland. 


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

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