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 and business trainings in Upland! 

  • Free one-on-one small business consulting services (by appointment only)
  • Small business management training opportunities
  • Access to local resource providers


Free One-on-One Small Business Consulting Services:

Every other Wednesday

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gibson M. Gibson Senior Center, Gibson TV Room, 250 N. 3rd Avenue, Upland, CA, 91786  

To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC office at (800) 616-7232. 

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

For SBDC's no-cost business training events in February and March, please see the attached flyers for details and how to register:

February and March Workshops (SBDC). Workshops are free of cost:

  • February 7 - Tax Essentials For Your Small Business, Moreno Valley-Hybrid
  • February 7 - Financial Fitness Bootcamp (4-Part Series), Webinar
  • February 8 - Retail Ready (4-Part Series), Temecula
  • February 13 - Digital Success: Marketing and Advertising, Beaumont 
  • February 13 - Tax Essentials For Your Small Business, Riverside  
  • February 13 - Chef to CEO (6-Part Series), San Bernardino  
  • February 14 - Payroll Essentials For Your Small Business, Ontario  
  • February 15 - Entering Commercial Real Estate, Temecula
  • February 15 - Contracting 101 (2-Part Series), Webinar
  • February 20 - Starting a Small Business, Rancho Cucamonga  
  • February 22 - Bidding 101 (2-Part Series), Webinar
  • February 27 - Starting Your Online Business, Yucaipa-Hybrid
  • February 29 - Bookkeeping Basics (4-Part Series), San Bernardino  
  • February 29 - Contracting Connections: Omnitrans, Webinar
  • March 7 - Entering Commercial Real Estate, Temecula
  • March 12 - Main Street Meets Artificial Intelligence Summit, Temecula
  • March 13 - Writing a Winning Business Plan, Ontario-Hybrid
  • March 19 - Small Business Tax Essentials, Rancho Cucamonga  
  • March 20 - Digital Marketing & Advertising For Your Business, Upland, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786   
  • March 21 - Fusion Marketing: Upgrade Your Digital Marketing, Temecula
  • March 26 - Financial Literacy For Business Owners, Yucaipa
  • March 26 - Introduction to Global Digital Marketing, Temecula
  • March 28 - Veteran Contracting Programs, Webinar

For SBDC training information and to register, you may call (800) 616-7232 or visit OCIESMALLBUSINESS.ORG

California Shop Small - Shop Local, Shop Online

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.

Small Business Saturday - November 25, 2023 - Let's Go, Shop Small

Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2023. 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 to learn more. 



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.