Small Business Month, celebrated in May every year, is a special tribute to celebrate small businesses, their courage, community efforts, and hard work for an entire month! Did you know that small businesses are the backbone of the United States.


According to recent data, as of 2022, there were 4.24 million small businesses (defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees) in California, 0.4% more than the previous year. They represent 99.8% of all businesses in California and hire 7.4 million employees.

Join us May 2 – May 3, 2023, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.

Attend this free, virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 2-day, action-packed event will include educational sessions, online business resources, and expert speakers.

Learn More About the Summit
Calling all Montclair Businesses!

Looking for ways to promote your business? Montclair's Economic Development Team wants to hear from you!

Be featured in an upcoming edition of our Montclair Economic Development E-Newsletter and on our social media platforms. It is your opportunity to share more about your business story, achievements, and new products and services.

To get on our business spotlight interest list, contact us at: [email protected]

Montclair Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast: May 11

Network with local entrepreneurs, business professionals, and community stakeholders from various industries representing the Montclair community.

  • Showcase your business
  • Meet new prospects
  • Build relationships
  • Connect with the community & City representatives

To receive information about the next Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, contact the Montclair Chamber of Commerce

at (909) 985-5104 or through email at

[email protected].

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Free Programs to Help Save Water

As summer nears, Monte Vista Water District (MVWD) reminds businesses that water conservation is a way of life, not just a response to drought conditions. Conserving water for present and future needs is essential, and several ways exist.

As the water provider for your Montclair business, MVWD offers free programs to help customers conserve water. The Nozzle Retrofit Program will retrofit existing sprinkler nozzles with high-efficiency nozzles, resulting in significant water savings. Additionally, the Landscape Evaluation Audit Program (LEAP) offered by the Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) helps businesses identify ways to improve the water efficiency of their landscapes. Both programs are FREE to MVWD customers and can save significant water.

Conserving water is a way of life, and MVWD urges all businesses to do their part in using water wisely.

Let's work together to create a sustainable future for Montclair.

Learn More About MVWD's Programs

The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD) operates programs under the guidance of the Workforce Development Board, funded by the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) are strategically located in the East Valley, West Valley and High Desert Regions of the County.

WDD implements comprehensive strategies to meet the needs of local businesses for a skilled workforce, while creating opportunities for workers to prepare for and enter into well paid careers.

Learn More About WDD's Programs

Human Resources Hotline

A free Human Resources Hotline is available to all local businesses in San Bernardino County seeking consultation on personnel issues.

The Hotline is one of many free services offered by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD).

Help protect your business from costly fines and penalties. For general Human Resources questions please call (877) 282-3763

Workforce Training

The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD) offers an On the Job Training Program (OJT) available to San Bernardino County employers.

On the Job Training allows businesses to save on the costs to hire and train new team members. During the training period, employees become more efficient and the business receives a reimbursement for training New and In-Demand Skills.

For more information about the program please call (909) 948-6622

California Business Comeback Guide is a comprehensive guide to incentive programs, grants, and funding resources for businesses operating in California.

Debt relief for existing SBA loan borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an initiative designed to assist small businesses in expanding and generating employment opportunities by granting them better access to education, capital, and business support services.

Restaurants Cares Resilience Fund

Restaurants Care is a nonprofit fund that provides direct relief grants to food and beverage workers in California. Grants cover basic needs like groceries and rent while people recover from illness, injury, natural disaster, death in the family, and more.

Monthly Webinar Series: Supercharge Your Marketing

Learn how to drive customers to your business and increase your sales by supercharging your marketing on digital and social platforms. Throughout the month of May, join the experts from the SBDC Marketing Center as they explore the top digital and social marketing platforms and demonstrate what it takes to create buying customers for your business.

📅 May 03-31

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

💻 Register

How to Start a Small Business

If you are a new or aspiring business owner, this workshop is a must! Learn the steps to starting your own business at the “How to Start a Small Business” workshop, presented by an SBDC Business Consultant.

📅 May 1

⏰ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

IRS Direct Pay - How to Pay Your Taxes Online Quickly and Easily

Paying your federal taxes as a small business owner can be a hassle, with payment coupons, paper checks, envelopes and stamps. Make your life a lot easier by paying your taxes electronically.

In this webinar, our expert presenter will demonstrate how easy it is to use both EFTPS and IRS Direct Pay and explain the many great features of each system.

📅 May 11

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Cash for Growth

Cash is king. But the question is: cash for growth or growth for cash? To grow, you need to maintain adequate cash flow. In this session, you will learn how to understand your numbers and build financial projections to support your growth plan. Learn how to accurately project out your growth, model it, and stress test it to make sure capital will work effectively with your growth plan.

📅 May 17

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

💻 Register

4 Things you Need to Take Your Business to The Next Level

Are you ready to take your business to new heights? Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this webinar will help you scale your business. We'll discuss cash flow, business structure, taxation and support systems.

📅 May 18

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

How to Overcome the Unique Challenges Facing AAPI Business Owners

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us! Join us for an exclusive webinar featuring the amazing business owner and SCORE volunteer Eva Chen. She'll reveal powerful strategies to make your business stand out and stay true to your cultural identity.

During this event, you'll learn how to balance the expectations of your culture with your own personal goals and aspirations.

📅 May 25

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Drive New Business with Social Media

Do you know why your business should be on social media? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? When you’re using your media profiles, do you know what to say and how to grow your following?

📅 May 25

⏰ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

💻 Register

SBA Online Learning Center

U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners.

Whether you're looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA's digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options.

SBA Learning Platform Courses:
  • Plan: Research, plan, and document your ideas.
  • Launch: Turn your business plan into a reality.
  • Manage: Master day-to-day operations to run your business.
  • Market: Understand your competition and strategies to win customers.
  • Grow: Expand by finding new funding, customers, and locations.
Visit SBA's Learning Center
In cooperation with area brokers, Montclair's Economic Development Team can assist businesses interested in locating commercial, industrial, office, and vacant sites with online custom site searches within the City. Additionally, the City provides monthly reports, generated by CoStar Group, containing contact information for properties currently available for lease and purchase.

Customized property reports are available to businesses interested in relocating or expanding within the City.
Request a Customized Property Report

Our team is ready to assist with your business needs.

(909) 625-9408 | [email protected]
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