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 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.


SBDC Business Assistance and Webinar Schedule

SBDC activities, during this COVID-19 Pandemic, will be meeting with clients via conference calls and online Zoom meetings. Please see the COVID-19 Small Business Webinar Schedule flyer below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: If you have any questions, please call Mary at the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

SBDC Small Business Webinar Schedule - September 2020:

Metropolitan Water District Construction Program - September 1 at 10:00 a.m.

How to Start a Small Business - September 2 at 11:00 a.m.

PPP Forgiveness EZ Application - September 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Drive New Business with Social Media - September 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Understanding your Financials - September 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Ways to Grow Your Moneymaker (Your Email List) - September 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Incorporating Your Small Business - September 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Developing a Winning Business Plan - September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - September 29 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

Webinar: Digital Marketing For Your Business

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are using digital technology and marketing to navigate through these times. Whether you are new to digital marketing or are a current user, there will be something you can take away from our brand new, four-week, Digital Marketing For Your Business Series! See the schedule below, the attached Small Business Development Center (SBDC) flyer, and sign up before space is full: 

Class One - September 8 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Digital Marketing Key Components

What is digital marketing and why you should care about it.  Learn the channels and how digital marketing is used.

Class Two - September 15 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Digital Marketing, Goal Setting and Key Metrics

Develop goals for your digital marketing plan.  What are key digital metrics and how to chose the ones that fit my business.

Class Three - September 22 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Developing a Sustainable Digital Marketing Strategy

Whether you have an existing digital marketing strategy or not, let's learn how we can build one or incorporate elements of your existing strategy.

Class Four - September 29 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Is your Digital Marketing strategy working?

Tips on how to optimize your strategy, reviewing your analytics and increasing conversions.

Questions: Please call Mary, (909) 983-5005

To register, please click here.  There is no cost to participate!

Introduction to QuickBooks Online Webinar Series - SBDC

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. 

Class 1 - September 14

Class 2 - September 21 

Class 3 - September 28

Date/Time: Mondays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To register, please click here. Please see the attached SBDC Webinar Flyer below for details. If you have any questions, please call Mary at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.




Ask SBDC, Every Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m - Starting April 1st through November 4th, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Monday and 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 Monday and 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.

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.

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  or contact the SBDC at (909) 983-0751. 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.