The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has reached an agreement to bring no-cost business consulting to clients in the City of San Gabriel. Services will take place at the Alta Pasa Community Improvement Center located at 415 S. Mission Drive, in San Gabriel. Expert small business consultants will be on hand every Tuesday from 10am to 3p.m. to give one-on-one assistance to those wishing to start a new business or grow an existing business. SBDC advisors assist clients in the areas of development of business plans, loan packaging, marketing and social media, procurement contracting assistance and manufacturing, to name a few.
“The SBA is pleased to see the reach of the SBDC expand into the City of San Gabriel. Small businesses in the area will no doubt benefit from these services,” said Victor Parker, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Los Angeles District Office.
"We are excited to launch our new SBDC service location in the City of San Gabriel," said Jesse Torres, Regional Director for the
Los Angeles SBDC Network. "We are grateful for the support of Congresswoman Judy Chu, the City of San Gabriel and Alta Pasa Community Improvement Center in making this possible."
"SBDCs provide vital resources allowing entrepreneurs to get advice for business planning, marketing as well as crucial funding," said Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27). "I am thrilled to see our businesses in San Gabriel Valley receive the support they need to succeed and create jobs. I look forward to seeing additional SBDC sites launch in the Valley in the months to come."
The Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network includes six primary service centers hosted by College of the Canyons, Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County, EI Camino College, Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Regional and Santa Monica College. In addition, the Network operates a Technology Specialty Center at the California State University, Los Angeles College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology that focuses upon SBIR/STTR and commercialization, as well as an International Trade Center at LBCC that provides import and export services, trade leads, trade missions and trade show assistance.
The Network recently launched a Specialty Center at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to serve clients in Emerging Technologies. The Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network also works with a number of corporate and community partners to offer small business owners and entrepreneurs with access to innovative entrepreneurial programs, such as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, HP LIFE and the Young Entrepreneurs Program.
Since January 1, 2006, Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) has been the host for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network servicing the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara communities. The SBDC program is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) most extensive economic development program, helping small businesses create jobs and strengthen local economies. LBCCD as the Lead Center holds the contract with the SBA and contracts with a diverse group of seven educational and community development organizations to deliver services to small businesses.
To schedule an appointment with a Business Advisor, please call Janice Grass at 562-938-5100.