Small Business Development


Small Business Development and International Trade Center (SBD&ITC)
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd., Building 1600
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 482-6391
FAX:.. (619) 482-6402
SBD& ITC offers an array of resources to assist businesses and entrepreneurs. Center services include one-on-one business counseling, financial analysis, marketing strategies, business development and international trade.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
550 West C St., Suite 550
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 557-7272
FAX: (619) 557-5894
A national, nonprofit association with 11,500 volunteer members and 389 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
North San Diego County
1823 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 795-8740
FAX: (760) 795-8728
SBDC provides one-on-one business consulting, information and referral resources, procurement assistance, business resource center, workshops, seminars, & training.

Small Business Development Center 
South San Diego County
880 National City Blvd., #103
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 216-6391
FAX: (619) 216-6692

 Contracting Opportunity Center
4007 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92108-3913
Point of Contact: J. Gunnar Schalin
Phone: (619) 285-7020
FAX: (619) 285-7030
A nonprofit organization funded by local government agencies and the Department of Defense. Their mission is to educate San Diego small businesses in how to do business with federal, state and local government agencies at no cost.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
San Diego District Office
550 West C St., Suite 550
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 557-7250
FAX: (619) 557-5894
SBA was established to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Phone: (800) 8-ASK-SBA or (619) 557-7250
Or Contact your local SBA Office
SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

For additional information, please call (858) 495-5494 or (866) 402-6044.