Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Cal Poly CIE SBDC

The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts Cal Poly’s Small Business Development Center, which together fills the SLO HotHouse, an innovative home for entrepreneurs located in the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo. Our SBDC center promotes the development of technology-focused ventures by providing high-quality business assistance to start-ups and established companies in San Luis Obispo County.

Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, we can provide expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at low to no cost assistance.

The Cal Poly SBDC is a part of the Central CA SBDC Network which since 2003, has assisted thousands of companies, from start-ups to established firms; helped to create and retain over 10,000 jobs; and created more than $435 million in loans and equity.

Find out how we can help you to start, grow and succeed!

Services for New and Existing Businesses

SBDC Constulting

Consulting

No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in finance, marketing, and more.
Business Training

Training

Intensive training, bootcamps, workshops, & events designed to strengthen businesses like yours.

Resources

A host of online resources and tools available.

Central California SBDC Spotlight

Top 5 Traits That Make Veterans Great Entrepreneurs

Having recently celebrated Veterans Day, we want to say THANK YOU this week to all of our veterans for their service. In addition to expressing our thanks, it is part of our mission at Central CA SBDC Network to help veterans succeed in new and growing business ventures. If you’re looking to start, purchase, or grow a business, your local Central CA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a good resource for training, counseling and mentoring, and resource referrals.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.