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 consulting services in Upland! 

  • Free one-on-one small business consulting services
  • Small business management training opportunities
  • Access to local resource providers

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


SBDC Business Assistance and Webinar Schedule

SBDC activities, during this COVID-19 Pandemic, will be meeting with clients via conference calls and online Zoom meetings. Please see the COVID-19 Small Business Webinar Schedule flyer below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: If you have any questions, please call Mary at the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

SBDC Small Business Webinar Schedule - November 2020:

Harness the Power of Listings and Reviews - November 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Certifications for Your Small Business - November 3 at 2:00 p.m.

How to Start a Small Business - November 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines - November 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Importance of Google Analytics - November 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Digital Storefront Formation - November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Incorporating your Small Business - November 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Helping your Travel Business Recover - November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

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

Restaurant Recovery - Running your Restaurant in the COVID-Age

The restaurant industry has taken a dive due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Are you a restaurant owner and still unsure of how to properly reopen or operate amidst a pandemic? If you are, this webinar is for you! SBDC business consultant and Restaurant/Food Expert, Jay Allis, will be discussing 1) Mandates and Limitations, Cleaning and Sanitation, Social Distancing Strategies, Adaptation, Takeout and Delivery, Marketing Creativity, Financials, and Resources. 

Restaurant Recovery - November 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To register, please click here. Please see the attached SBDC Webinar Flyer below for details on this event. If you have any questions, please call Mary at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost. 

Get Your Business Online With Shopify, Now!

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused great change in our small business environment. Have you considered the benefits of having an online shop? Join us for this free, four part series that will highlight getting your business online with Shopify! 

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Offline to Online: Getting Started - To register, please click here.

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Driving Online Traffic and Email Marketing - To register, please click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Optimizing Conversions - To register, please click here.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Future Proofing Your Business - To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please call Mary at (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached SBDC flyer for the webinar series information. There is no cost to participate!

Branding For Your Small Business

Join us for this Free, three-part webinar series! 

Webinar One: Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Branding your Business

Webinar Two: Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Using Your Branding 

Webinar Three: Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Using Your Digital Branding Presence 

To register, please click here. If you have any questions, please call Mary at (909) 983-5005. Please see the attached SBDC flyer for this event. There is no cost to participate!   

Social Media Marketing - Free 2-DayWeb Series

A presence on social media can be critical during a global pandemic. Join us for this two day series that will discuss all you need to know about marketing via Social Media! See the schedule below and the attached Small Business Development Center (SBDC) flyer: 

Webinar One - November 12 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Social Media Marketing Basics  

  • What is Social Media Marketing?
  • Getting Started
  • Hashtags and How to Use Them 

Webinar Two - November 13 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Social Media Marketing Strategy 

  • Creating a Strategy
  • Running Campaigns

Questions: Please call Mary, (909) 983-5005

To register, please click here.  There is no cost to participate! 

Introduction to QuickBooks Online Webinar Series - SBDC

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. 

Class 1 - November 16 

Class 2 - November 23 

Class 3 - November 30 

Date/Time: Mondays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

To register, please click here. Please see the attached SBDC Webinar Flyer below for details. If you have any questions, please call Mary at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost. 




Ask SBDC, Every Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m - Starting April 1st through November 4th, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Monday and 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 Monday and 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.