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Inland Empire Microbusiness Development Continues to Grow in Inland Southern California
Economic growth and resilience
Business owners and their families
In 2021, there were 100,189 microbusinesses in the Inland Empire with 123,982 employees. The majority are in the service industry (75,912). 73% of the 138,009 businesses in 2021 were micro-businesses with less than 5 employees.
Who is Microenterprise Collaborative in Inland Southern California?
Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California consists of a diverse coalition of community organizations dedicated to improving small business development in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and Eastern Los Angeles County.
Our mission and purpose of the Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California is to create and grow sustainable small businesses and job development by supporting micro business development agencies.
MICROLENDER SUCCESS IN 2022
Access to Small Business Capital
MECISC SUCCESS IN 2022
Microenterprise Collaborative in Inland Southern California’s reached small business owners in the Inland Empire and referred them to events and resources through their Small Business Assistance Tool and newsletter.
ENGAGED USERS ON THE WEBSITE
WEBSITE USERS VIEWED
LOANS & GRANTS
San Bernardino Success
The Asociación de Emprendedo@s celebrates the graduation of 20 new entrepreneurs in San Bernardino after completing an intensive 8-week Emprendedor@s Program. The graduation in the picture marks the 8th Generation of Graduates from the Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino, bringing the total to 290 residents that have received help from the no-charge program.
A Key Collaborator of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
As a key collaborator of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), led by programs such as the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center and Women’s Business Centers (Inland Empire and Coachella Valley), more than 20,000 business owners through training and business counseling were served, resulting in nearly $130 million of economic impact. Their 2022 Impact Report provides more insight into our support activities and client success stories!
2023 TOP GOALS
Service Providers to increase reach to local under-served microentrepreneurs
5 capacity-building sub-grants to service providers and microlenders
To expand the use of the Small Business Assistance Tool by promotion through the cities and multiple Chambers of the Inland Empire.
The mission of the Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California is to create and grow sustainable small businesses and job development by supporting the micro business development agencies.
ACCESS TO SMALL BUSINESS HELP
Help us grow small businesses in Inland Southern California
Here’s what you can do:
Refer a business owner to the small business resources listed on this website, by clicking here >>
Join nearly 700 bankers, nonprofits, Chambers of Commerce, Government Agencies, and Universities and Colleges as a Partner of the Microenterprise Collaborative. Sign up on our contact page here >>
Advocate for support of small business development and public policies that benefit small businesses.