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The Economic Development Collaborative Small Business Development Center (EDC SBDC) helps local entrepreneurs build the business they’ve always wanted. Since 2010, EDC SBDC has been dedicated to supporting new and existing businesses by providing NO-COST one-on-one technical advising and access to resources and capital. Today, EDC SBDC is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development.
The EDC SBDC program provides NO-COST in-depth advising and training in the following areas:
Every business owner who works with EDC SBDC is paired with professional advisors that are ready to walk through the challenges of entrepreneurship with them. Our team of over 45 business advisors provide advice, resources and tools specific to each business. Through hands-on, collaborative work each business owner gains invaluable skills to grow their business and become better advocates for themselves and their businesses.
EDC SBDC is also an incredible resource for information and mentorship. It also helps connect existing and new clients to:
Want to learn more about our business advising team? Check out our Business Advisor Roster.
EDC SBDC works with:
Businesses in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties can access the NO-COST advising and resources provided by EDC SBDC.
EDC SBDC advising is provided at NO-COST thanks to partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various funding partners.
EDC, SBA and our partners recognize the importance of small businesses to the local economy and work to ensure all business owners, especially those with limited financial resources, have access to the support they need.
It’s quick and easy to get started:
EDC SBDC has been honored with the esteemed President’s “E” Award for exceptional contributions to national export expansion efforts and demonstrated commitment to supporting minority-owned businesses. The President’s “E” Award symbolizes excellence in exporting and serves as the highest form of recognition bestowed upon individuals or entities in the United States for their significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.
The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Program. The Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) hosts the Ventura & Santa Barbara counties SBDC, which is a part of the Los Angeles Regional Network of SBDCs.
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.