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 CIE 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.

Complimentary Services for New and Existing Businesses

SBDC Consulting

Consulting

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

Trainings, Events & Workshops

Expert training, boot camps, workshops, & events designed to help you start or strengthen your business.
Webinar

Webinar Wednesdays

Live and locally produced, our one-hour weekly “Webinar Wednesday” provides pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners.

Central California SBDC Spotlight

Nurture child care training program in English and Spanish graphic

No cost training program for new home daycare businesses

Nurture is a nonprofit that works with community-based organizations, small business development centers, and child care resource and referral agencies. They provide child care training programs for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a home daycare business. The upcoming 12-week child care course will provide training, mentoring and grant assistance for new startup home daycare businesses. Set to begin Sept. 18 in English and Spanish, the program is available at no cost through the Central CA SBDC network service area.

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

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.

Your Local SBDC center 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.

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