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Our Staff specializes in providing one-on-one, confidential counseling on a wide range of important business topics such as financing, marketing and managing for growth. The SBDC serves as a technical assistance provider for lenders, helps entrepreneurs choose to invest in themselves and helps them develop successful business plan strategies.

Each year over 2000 businesses gain valuable insights from our experienced consulting team. Our team can help you every step of the way from start up to succession planning with lots of tips for those in between.

Consulting For Existing Business Owners
The challenges of a growing business require managerial skills that you may not have learned in school. Our practical combination of real life and textbook consulting will help you gain the skills you need to succeed.

We will help you obtain financing, legal guidance, accounting support and training so that your business grows strong and profitable. Let us help you build a better business.
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Consulting For Startup Businesses
If you are looking for assistance in starting a small business, please click here.

Government Procurement

Government Procurement Consulting is confidential access to expert business advice for small businesses that are interested in doing business with local, state or federal government agencies. The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center has a Consultant who specializes in helping clients with the government procurement process.

The SBDC is now offering Online Consulting for some government procurement functions, such as certification assistance. This service is designed to be flexible yet similar to the traditional office-based consulting experience.

To initiate this new service, please complete the Request for Online Government Procurement Consulting form. After submitting the form, you will be contacted by the Government Procurement Consultant.

If you would like to request to meet with the Government Procurement Consultant at the Riverside office, please complete the general Contact Request form.

International Trade

The primary goals of the International Trade program are to increase the number of Inland Empire companies exporting and to increase the volume of California exports. As part of its mission to increase jobs in the Inland Empire, the International Trade program assists businesses in their efforts to introduce and sell their products and services internationally.

The International Trade program provides international business expertise to promote Inland Empire products and services in world markets. Export counseling, marketing assistance, educational seminars, international market information, and market planning programs are typical of the services provided to Inland Empire businesses that are interested in pursuing foreign sales opportunities. Some of the services provided by the International Trade program are:

One-on-One Export Marketing and Consulting
The International Trade manager, with extensive private sector experience, is available to provide consultations and marketing assistance to Inland Empire businesses.

Trade Delegations
The International Trade program hosts foreign trade delegations and arranges meetings between local firms and these potential foreign buyers.

Trade Shows
The International Trade program coordinates the participation of Inland Empire firms in foreign trade shows. By participating in these marketing opportunities, Inland Empire companies are introduced to potential foreign buyers.

International InfoCenter
An international trade research library, which contains a system of on-line computer databases, provides Inland Empire companies with foreign trade and market data and export information assistance.