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


One-on-one Small Business Consulting Services (Free):

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 no-cost business training events in September, please see the attached flyer for details and to register. Here are just a few trainings in September:

September Workshops (SBDC). Workshops are free of cost:

  • September 13 - Writing a Winning Business Plan - Carnegie Building, Upland  
  • September 14 - Riverside County Made Program (6-Week Series) - Webinar  
  • September 19 - Home-Based Food Business (4-Week Series) - Webinar  
  • September 20 - Digital Marketing and Advertising - Ontario  
  • September 21 - Customer Service Made Easy - Hybrid  
  • September 21 - How To: Bid Response (2-Part Series) - Webinar  
  • September 26 - Access To Capital - Hybrid   
  • September 26 - Business Loans: Steps for Identifying & Applying - Rancho Cucamonga    
  • September 26 - Payroll 101 - Hybrid   

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

Writing A Winning Business Plan - September 13, 2023

A well written business plan can help focus your planning efforts and give potential lenders and investors a positive picture of your goals. Spend time with an experienced trainer to learn the steps needed to make the writing process less tedious and gain insights on where to gather the information you need to write a winning plan.

Writing A Winning Business Plan, In-Person Event

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Carnegie Building, 123 East D Street, Upland, CA 91786

Register Today! No cost to attend.

To register, you may click here. Please see the event flyer for information. For questions regarding this workshop, please email the SBDC at

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 - Save the Date November 25, 2023 - Let's Go, Shop Small

Save the Date! 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.