Economic Development and Asset Management

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.

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.

Making Sense of Online Marketing - April 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

How to Start a Small Business - April 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - April 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Understanding your Financials - April 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

How to Grow Your Business with Google Search Ads - April 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - April 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish - April 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - April 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Loans for Your Small Business - April 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Understanding your Financials - April 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

In addition, starting April 1st through April 10th, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting daily COVID-19 Webinars designed to address funding information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will begin at 3:00 p.m., will be 30-40 minutes daily and will host a brief Q&A after. Registration is required and is limited. Interested businesses can register by clicking here.

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: The SBDC's Resource Guide is also attached below.

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

Outreach Information

Day: Wednesdays

Hour: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Carnegie Cultural Center (East of Upland City Hall), 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786 

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


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES ) Act

Please see below a guide and a flow chart on the new programs and initiatives established by the CARES Act that are designed to assist small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.  Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. SBA has issued an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of California and certain small businesses in San Bernardino County are eligible to apply online for EIDL assistance. To verify if a small business is eligible for EIDL and to apply visit:

SBA assists small businesses with accessing federal resources, such as working capital loans and counseling, and navigating their preparedness plans. Find more information on SBA’s available resources at:

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.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan details:

  • Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

  • SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
  • Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on our website:
  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.
  • 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

Please see the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet and the SBA Frequently Asked Questions below.

2020 Small Business Training Events Calendar  

The IESBDC will be hosting the following specialty seminars for small businesses on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Carnegie Building, 123 D Street, Upland, CA in 2020.

Cracking QuickBooks - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 

Show Me the Money  - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - CANCELLED

Human Resources Made Easy - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - CANCELLED

Basic Sales and Use Tax - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ask the Attorney: Legal Structures - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Boost Business with Facebook - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

#WordPress Wednesday - Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Get Certified! - Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Success with SEO - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How to Do Business with the State of CA - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, please visit the SBDC's website  or contact the SBDC at (909) 983-0751. These classes are offered at no cost by the City of Upland. 


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

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