Economic Development and Asset Management

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

The City of Upland's Resource for Small Businesses. The City of Upland has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer no-cost business consulting services in Upland! 

  • Free one-on-one small business consulting services (by appointment only)
  • Small business management training opportunities
  • Access to local resource providers


One-on-one Small Business Consulting Services (Free):

Every other Wednesday (starting Wednesday, July 21, 2021)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carnegie Building, Basement Level, 123 D Street, Upland, CA, 91786 (East of Upland City Hall)  

To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. For more information, please visit the SBDC's website


Small Business Webinar Schedule - Specialty Topics

Join us for these great business webinars at no cost! Please see the Business Webinar Schedule flyer below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: 

If you have any questions, please call the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

Small Business Webinar Schedule - July 2021:

How to Start a Small Business - July 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Product Knowledge - July 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Incorporating Your Small Business - July 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Employee Separation - Hire to Fire - July 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Product Knowledge (Spanish) - July 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - July 22 at 10:00 a.m.

PPP Forgiveness - July 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Facebook For Your Business (Spanish) - July 28 at 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Inland Empire SBDC, its services, training programs, and other resources, please visit the Small Business Development Center

Get Your Business Online with Shopify

Online searches are one of the main ways that potential clients find your business, especially during a global pandemic! Do you need help improving your ranking on websites like Google? Join us for this 4 week search engine optimization (SEO) series to learn how! 

Thursdays, July 1 to July 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

July 1 - Offline to Online 

July 8 - Driving Online Traffic & Email Marketing 

July 15 - Optimizing Conversions 

July 22 - Future-Proofing Your Business with Shopify  

Register today! To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (909) 983-5005 or visit 

Please see the attached webinar flyer.

E-Commerce Webinar Series

In just four weeks, you can gain the tools to succeed as you establish a strong online presence. You will gain the ways and means to be able to choose where you want to be online, launch your own e-commerce platform, and learn about other digital tools to consider with the goal of developing a successful go-to-market strategy. 

Fridays, July 9 to July 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. 

July 9 - Creating an online presence

July 16 - Social commerce 

July 23- E-commerce solutions 

July 30 - Marketplace platforms 

To register, please click here. If you have any questions, please call (951) 781-2345 or visit

Please see the attached webinar flyer. 

Introduction to QuickBooks Online Webinar Series

Join us for a three part webinar series that is designed for new and prospective QuickBooks Online (QBO) users who have questions about key processes and software functions. We will cover the key features of the accounting software and how to implement them into your overall accounting system.

Mondays, July 12 to July 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Class 1 - July 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - Benefits of QBO/Setting Up Your Books/Navigation Panel  

Class 2 - July 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - Customize the Chart of Accounts/Use Customer and Sales Transactions 

Class 3 - July 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - QBO Payroll/Sales Tax/Reporting/Getting Help 

Register Now. To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call the SBDC at (909) 983-5005 or visit

Please see the attached flyer with the Webinar information.




Ask SBDC, Every Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Through December 2021, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Wednesday, designed to address funding information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will begin at 3:00 p.m., will be 30-40 minutes, every Wednesday, and will host a brief Q&A after. Registration is required and is limited. Interested businesses can register by clicking here.


COVID-19 Business Resources

For COVID-19 business resources, a resource guide, SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and how SBDC can help your business, please click here: 

Please find attached a link to some video content that has been created by the SBDC to help with the injury disaster loan requests. Please click here


Small Business Administration (SBA) 

Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Funding Options. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering funding options to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here for SBA Disaster Assistance to CA Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19 

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, as well as Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond.


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.