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

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carnegie Building, Basement Level, 123 D Street, Upland, CA, 91786 (East of Upland City Hall)  

To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC office at (951) 781-2345. 

For more information about the Inland Empire SBDC, its services, training programs, and other resources, please visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/inland-empire/ 

Upcoming SBDC Events

Please see the list below of upcoming online business training events and at no cost to you!

The events include: 

  • October 5, 2022, How to Do Business with OCTA, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • October 11-12, 2022, How to Respond to a Bid, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • October 11-12, 2022, Contracting & Certifications 101: Is It Right For You?, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • October 18, 2022, Doing Business with the City of Moreno Valley, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • November 9, 2022, How to Locate Bid Opportunities, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • November 16-17, 2022, Certifications for your Business, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call (800) 616-7232 or you may visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/events-new/. Please see the attached flyer. 

SB 1343 Sexual Harassment Training - Supervisor

SB 1343 requires all employers with 5 or more employees to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all supervisors. Join our 2 hour online training offered at no cost to you.  

Choose from 2 Sessions:

  • October 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Online Training, Register by clicking here.   
  • November 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Online Training, Register by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please call (951) 781-2345 or you may visit here

Please see the attached flyer. 

SB 1343 Sexual Harassment Training - Employee

SB 1343 requires all employers with 5 or more employees to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees. Join our 1 hour online training offered at no cost to you.  

Event Session:

  • November 10, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Online Training, Register by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please call (951) 781-2345 or you may visit here

Please see the attached flyer. 

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. www.californiashopsmall.com

Small Business Saturday - November 26, 2022 - Let's Go, Shop Small

Save the Date! Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022. 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 ShopSmall.com 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: https://ociesmallbusiness.org/resources/covid-19/ 

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 

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.


City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.