About

Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

At the Orange County SBDC, we have helped stimulate economic growth in Orange County since 1991, by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with no cost consulting services, a wide variety of training opportunities and access to an extensive network of resources. Every year we assist more than 1,000 clients and provide business workshops to thousands of attendees across Orange County.

View our upcoming workshops or setup an appointment to speak with one of our consultants today – we’re ready to assist you start, grow and succeed!

About Irvine – Orange County

Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC)
Established in 1986 in Santa Ana, California, the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has provided services to businesses in Orange County for over twenty years. The OCHCC’s membership is comprised of great variations. It includes businesses in Orange County to those outside the county, Hispanic as well as non-Hispanic, small businesses and large corporations.

California State University, Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Located in one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial business communities in the United States, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton is the largest accredited business school on the West Coast, nationally recognized for accreditation in both its business and accounting programs. The Orange County SBDC – Irvine Office is hosted at the CSUF South Campus location, a state of the art facility which houses the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, Mihaylo’s Entrepreneurship Center and a plethora of economic development resources for the region.

Our Mission

The Orange County SBDC delivers solutions and opportunities for every small business to succeed. Our vision is to be the sought after resource for small business.

Orange County Inland Empire Regional Economic Impact

In 2016, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked #1 in the country for access to capital among 1,000 SBDCs across the nation. We assisted our clients in obtaining more than $433 million in debt and equity capital for their businesses and much more!

#1 access to capital
Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network was ranked number one in the country for access to capital
$433M capital raised
We assisted our clients in obtaining more than $430M in debt and equity capital for their businesses
950 jobs
950 jobs created in 2016
195
New businesses started with help from our network
$67M
In increased sales for our clients

* Data shown illustrates OCIE SBDC Network calendar year economic impact from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Economic Impact

Our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network provides support for the growth and development of the economies of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino County by advancing job creation, job retention and business expansion. Since its inception in 2003, the OCIE SBDC Network has had a tremendous impact on the economies of the communities we serve and its small businesses.

Discover exactly how great our regional impact is by taking a closer look at our annual Economic Impact report.

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Read the Report

Discover exactly how great our regional impact is by taking a closer look at our annual Economic Impact report.

Coming soon!

We are truly committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners start, grow and succeed!