The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps local small businesses prosper by delivering no-cost business assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs through in-language technical assistance, training, and access to microloans to support entrepreneurs to start or expand their business, with a focus on helping refugees, immigrants and low-income individuals.
- Small Business Stimulus Grant - County of San Diego: The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors has allocated some CARES funding for a grant program for small business owners. The SBDC is here to help you apply. Please request a counseling appointment and we can help. Click here to sign up.
- Are you a childcare provider? The San Diego Foundation is distributing grants to help childcare providers affected by COVID-19. Apply through September 4 at SDFoundation.org/ChildcareGrants. Need help with your application? Contact us at IRCSBDC [at] Rescue.org.Click here for more information.
- LISC-San Diego, with funding from Lowe's, has opened the Neighborhood Business Grant program. Click here for more information.
- IRCSBDC: Introduction to Selling Online - In Arabic مقدمة عن التجاره الالكترونية. To sign up, click here.
- To check our schedule for upcoming trainings, click here.
- Tax Tips for Family Childcare Providers (Focus on EIDL,PPP and PUA tax implications)
- Reopening Hair Salons & Barber Shops (Adapt Series)
- COVID 19 and Adapting your In-home Family Childcare Business
- Selling Products Online (Amazon, Etsy, Ebay and Shopify)
- Guidelines for Restaurants - Adapting and Recovery
- Selling Handmade Items Online with ETSY
Assistance Available in the Following Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Dari, Swahili
Do you need help applying for and accessing COVID-19 business relief support? This webinar will review the capital options that exist as of today and review what help is out there for small business owners. Come learn about:
- SBA Disaster Loans
- Traditional Capital
- State Loan Guarantee
- Guidance on how to get capital and what to do
Stay safe & support other IRC SBDC clients by purchasing a face mask:
For bulk orders, please email our SBDC Team at ircsbdc [at] rescue.org.
619-629-1835 | Pick Up (City Heights), shipping available.
Huruma Clothing Company
To order call 619-581-3004 or email princeshamss [at] yahoo.com.
619-888-8387 | Pick up (El Cajon), shipping available, delivery to some areas in San Diego
To purchase and pick-up your order, please call 619-938-5947.
619-431-6308 | Pick up (San Diego), Shipping available.
619-218-9686 | Instagram: @Lili_Kouture
Owner: Nagiba Gago
Email: nagibag [at] yahoo.com
619-536-6362 | Facebook: Rands Fashions
The Stars Fashion
Owner: Jawan Habib
619-715-2614 | Facebook: The Stars Fashion | Pick up (El Cajon), Shipping available
Order take-out or delivery from a client-owned restaurant or catering business:
African Spice Sambusa 619-304-8970 | Available on Grubhub & Doordash
Alfa Alfajores Bakery 760-822-2949 | Available for home delivery or pick up by appointment.
Choice Confection 619-752-4864 | Delivery or pick up by appointment
Farida's Somalian Cuisine 619-264-2995 | Available on Postmates and Doordash
Mal-Al-Sham: Taste of Damascus 619-401-1005 | Available on DoorDash
Red Sambusas & Catering 619-245-7946 | Home delivery available
Sugar Mamma Caramels 619-301-9956 | Home delivery available
Taste of Africa Cuisine 619-583-5788 | Available on Grubhub & Doordash
Too Sabrozo Deli 619-909-2134 | Home delivery available
Tito's Deli 619 -795-4271 | Order on Yelp, UberEats, Doordash & Grubhub
Vietnamese & Chinese Noodle House 619-477-5643 | Available on Doordash
Villas Mexican Food 619-337-3990 | Available on Grubhub
The IRC SBDC is proud to support #blackbusinesses. Here is an updated list of small and local black-owned businesses you can support:
- African Spice Samusa
- Choice Confections
- Red Sambusas
- SouthEast Fusion 619
- Fiji Yogurt
- Huruma Style
- Meraki Allure
- Golden State Driving School
- Mcclean Photography
- Faridas Somalian Cuisine
To see more IRC client-owned businesses click here.
Questions? Send us an email at ircsbdc [at] rescue.org.
To schedule an appointment, click here.