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IRC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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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 other low-income individuals.

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Business Survey about Covid-19

In partnership the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SDIVSBDC), San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and San Diego Regional EDC we are working together to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on San Diego's economy. 

We're asking businesses to fill out the following survey so we can better understand the potential impacts and learn how we can best serve you.

The survey should take no more than 7 minutes.

Take the survey

Consulting areas:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Access to Capital
  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Growth/Expansion Strategies
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Financial Analysis/Cash Flow Management
  • Start Up Assistance
  • Buy/Sell Business
  • Business Structure/Formation

Assistance Available in the Following Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Dari, Swahili

Training on Topics that Focus on Growth

The SBDC’s comprehensive training programs are offered at no-charge to arm potential or existing small business owners with knowledge and information that they can use  immediately. Sessions are targeted to help entrepreneurs improve operations, explore new opportunities, reduce costs, and become a more profitable business.