Small business assistance

Your connection to small business support and resources in Inland Southern California

Search our online small business assistance tool to find help and resources for your business.

What we do...

WE CONNECT YOU TO SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

We serve as the portal of small business support and resources in Inland Southern California, connecting small business owners to the help and support they need to start and run successful businesses.

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Small Business Loan & Grants

Looking for small business loans and grant resources to help your business bounce back? Visit our curated grant and loan resource page.

MICRO-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN INLAND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS GROWING

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    Provided in Capital to Local Businesses

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    Jobs Created or Supported

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    Partners in our Collaborative

HOW DO WE SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES?

Our Small Business Assistance Tool Connects You to Helpful Resources and Support

Provide information about your business and what you’re looking for, review the resources that are vetted to your needs, and contact a resource to get the help and support you need. It’s free!

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Finance & Assistance

  • Do you need advice on marketing, financial management, human resources, tax management, or any other aspect of running a small business?

  • Do you need help thinking through your business idea and planning the next steps?

  • Have you been turned down for a business loan or can’t find financing to start a business?

Get connected to one of our partners and recieve the assistance your business needs.
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SUCCESS STORY

Palbinder Badesha Finds Assistance at IEWBC

“I began working with IEWBC in 2005 while in the process of establishing an Express Employment Professionals franchise. I have returned to IEWBC consistently over the years for assistance and consider the organization a valued and trusted advisor! Today, I own a building and have achieved success despite the recession and COVID. I am proud to share that we have provided over 16,000 jobs in the region and thus contributed to the direct growth of the companies we serve.”
PALBINDER BADESHA Owner of Express Employment Professionals

PALBINDER BADESHA

Owner, Express Employment Professionals
GROWTH AND SUCCESS HELP IS HERE!

Small businesses need access to business advice, loans and training

Microenterprises (or micro-businesses) are those that have fewer than 5 employees. That’s over 90 percent of the businesses that operate in inland Southern California. Successful microenterprises create jobs, generate tax revenue, supply needed goods and services, and improve the local economy.

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DO YOU SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES?

Join forces with organizations who serve small businesses in Southern California.

Your customers, clients, members or constituents may need advice with marketing, financial management, human resources, or tax management. They may need to develop a business plan to help think through their product or service offerings and launch their businesses.

Check out the resources listed under Small Business Assistance to gain access to business counseling and workshops.

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ARE THEY HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING CAPITAL NEEDED TO START OR GROW THE BUSINESS?

The microlenders listed under Small Business Financing are equipped to work with the special needs of new and growing small businesses. No need to worry about choosing the correct referral. All small business assistance agencies and microlenders work together to connect your customer to the correct resource for their needs.

GUIDESTAR PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

Microenterprise Collaborative is listed on GuideStar

We have received the 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid for the third year!

Visit our GuideStar profile page to review the most up-to-date nonprofit data available. Learn more about our organization’s current programs, the problems we aim to solve and verify our accomplishments.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our Supporters

The Microenterprise Collaborative is deeply grateful to our supporters who fund our work.

Banner Bank
Bank of America
Bank of Hope logo
Support of Microenterprise Collaborative - Bank of Southern California
Bank of the West
Supporting of Microenterprise Collaborative - Cathay Bank Logo
CDC Small Business Finance
Chase Bank
CIT: Division of First Citizens Bank
City National Bank
CTBC Bank
East West Bank
First Bank logo
First Citizens Bank
First Foundation
Pacific Premier
PNC Bank
Provident Bank logo
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The James Irvine Foundation
US Bank
Walmart logo
Wells Fargo

Want to become a partner?

Become a Partner of the Microenterprise Collaborative and receive information on the programs and services offered in the region to help small businesses be successful.