The SBDC can help you solve small business management problems. All you need to do fill out the online request form or call 310.973.3177, describe your situation and schedule an appointment with one of our professional consultants. All information is kept confidential. Consultations in Spanish are available.

If you are not yet in business, attendance at one of our New Business Owner Orientations is required prior to meeting with a business consultant. Orientations are held every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). Please call 310.973.3177 to reserve your seat.

We can help you with:

  • Review of your business and/or marketing plan
  • Assistance with creating a business or marketing plan
  • Applying for a small business loans (review of documentation and loan packaging)
  • General business issues
  • Legal advice as it pertains to your business
  • Human resources/personnel issues
  • Accounting/Quickbooks issues
  • Business tax issues
  • Restaurant operations
  • Retail management
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Import/export assistance
  • Government contracting
  • And more!

Depending on the individual situation you may need only one session, though additional consulting hours are available if needed. Check here for a list of qualified consultants available to assist you. If you can't make it to the SBDC, consultations are also available by phone during business hours (by appointment). Fill out the online request form or call 310.973.3177 to request an appointment.

Counseling Form - Please download the counseling form (PDF format) and the bring completed form to your counseling appointment.

Free Library
We maintain a free library and reading room with many reference materials available to clients.