An array of services are customized by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted at College of the Canyons, to meet the goals and needs of each individual entrepreneur. Services include one-on-one consulting and insight from industry experts through training opportunities. Topics include foundational business skills such as business planning, marketing, financial management, and access to capital, commercial issues and operations management, among others.
The mentorship program connects entrepreneurs to local industry experts from various fields such as educational software, gaming startups, international business development, digital marketing and crowd funding.
The SCBI also supports entrepreneurs by providing them opportunities to promote their businesses through social networking events and marketing with the goal of connecting them to potential customers and resources.
The SCBI provides entrepreneurs access to local partners providing free and discounted rates for services such as free assistance for the initial formation of a California business entity, as well as discounted rates on non-litigation legal services.