Economic Development and Asset Management

Small Business Development Center

Incorporating Your Small Business

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC) will host a FREE Incorporating Your Small Business training event at the Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786.

Attorney Gary Foltz has over 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs incorporate their small businesses, and will discuss: 

  • Forming a Corporation
  • Various Forms of Organization
  • Organization Type Selection 
  • Business Planning 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786 

Pre-registration is required. Register today! To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 1(909) 983-5005 or visit 

Please see the attached webinar flyer.

California Shop Small - Shop Local, Shop Online

Calling all California Aspiring Business Owners! Have you ever wanted to start selling online? Join this 6-week training program and receive access to your own eCommerce site to launch your business.

Tuesdays, March 31 - May 5, 2022 - 3:00 p.m., 6-Week Program

For more information about this event and to register, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the SBDC at 1(800) 616-7232. Please see the attached training program flyer. 

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 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 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 at (909) 983-5005. For more information, please visit the SBDC's website


Small Business Webinar Schedule - Specialty Topics

Join us for these great business webinars at no cost! Please see the Business Webinar flyers below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: 

If you have any questions, please call the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

Small Business Webinar Schedule - May/June 2022:

SBDC Starts - Saturdays, June 4-25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - Virtual Program - Are you interested in starting your own business and unsure where to begin? SBDC Starts is a FREE startup series to teach you how! In just 4 weeks, you will gain the information and skills to start your very own business! Register now. Please click Here. For information, you may call 1(800) 616-7232.  

Cottage Food Operation - Thursdays, May 5 - June 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - Are you interested in starting your own Cottage Food Operation (CFO) and unsure of where to begin? This class will provide you with all of the basic information to launch your CFO! Register now. Please click Here. For information, you may call (951) 781-2345. 

Please see the attached webinar flyers.

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

Small Business Saturday - November 27, 2021 - Let's Go, Shop Small

Save the Date! Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021. 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. 




Ask SBDC, Every Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Through December 2021, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Wednesday, designed to address funding information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will begin at 3:00 p.m., will be 30-40 minutes, every Wednesday, and will host a brief Q&A after. Registration is required and is limited. Interested businesses can register by clicking here.


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.