“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”
– Former US President Jimmy Carter
PPP has reopened, and we can help you learn what to do if you're a first-time borrower, applying for a second loan, or if you're a nonprofit organization. Head to our dedicated webpage for all the details including on-demand webinars, which include a training for nonprofits as well as a recording in Spanish. Reach out to us if you need more assistance!
The Connecting with Capital series continues, and this month we're excited to have Congressman Scott Peters welcome us! Learn from the SBDC and a panel of lenders about what disaster capital is available, and what other debt capital markets have in store for 2021 lending. Register to be part of this special session Feb. 19.
Know the basics of protecting yourself, gain best practices for your small business data and money, and learn about the tools you can use for remote-working efficiency and collaboration. Join us Feb. 25 and harness cybersecurity for your small business' protection.

Be part of the largest Angel Conference in Southern California. Angels used to say there weren’t enough good deals in San Diego; entrepreneurs would say there aren’t enough investors writing checks. This local conference is bridging that gap. Register to join us Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

You can continue to adapt your business to the new COVID-19 environment, and we're here to help you pivot. From one-on-one advising to important resources from the county and state, we can help.

Check out assistance like frameworks, a road map to reopening, templates, plans, webinars, and more.

Now more than ever, it's important for businesses to think creatively about finding new customers. Global markets represent significant opportunities for small businesses to add customers and diversify revenue. While exporting may seem challenging, many small business have benefited from existing government and local programs to learn how to export.

Both "Export 101" and "Why Export" are introductory webinars for small businesses!

This on-demand series will show you the steps to take to be able to launch your business – including planning for success, legal steps, budgeting, and more!

Don't hesitate. Start learning.

All of us at the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network know this public health crisis is hitting you, the small business owner, very hard. Know we are here to help. We are still providing all our services, just online. You can still visit www.SDIVSBDC.org and click "request counseling" to get advisor assistance.

If you aren't in San Diego or Imperial counties, you can find your SBDC by going here.

Make sure you watch out for scams and predatory lending. During times of crisis, it's hard to take the time to verify what are real and legitimate options. That's why we're here to help you – as always, our business counseling is free to you.
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