Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953, as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Santa Ana Regional Lead Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Santa Ana SBDC Network is a leader in providing consulting, training, and technical assistance to the small business community. The SBDC program supports the growth and development of the Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino county economies by assisting in job creation and business expansion

The SBDC is funded in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), California State University, Fullerton, as well as host organizations throughout the Santa Ana District. The Santa Ana District offers strategically located satellite and outreach centers throughout the region, providing a network of professional assistance that small business owners can access throughout their company's life cycle. The Santa Ana District's team of over 20 dedicated professional business consultants and training specialists work with prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners to help them realize their entrepreneurial goals. The Santa Ana District Network offers clients free confidential business consulting services and low-cost training seminars.

Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Orange County SBDC offers no-charge, personalized business assistance in a confidential, one-on-one setting, and team business consulting. You can also advance your business through valuable, low-cost seminars that cover such important topics as access to capital, Quickbooks, employment law, marketing, government contracting, web technology, and writing a business plan. Topics are taught by the center's professional business consultants and industry experts.