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

Our team members are committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

Our expert business advisors are passionate about helping businesses succeed. They bring extensive hands-on business experience to each client situation, ensuring you receive practical “real world” advice that can be applied to daily operations. Business advisors’ expertise covers all key business areas, and they will work closely with you to develop productive solutions.

Our staff will make every effort to assist you. They can answer questions, arrange meetings with consultants, and help with signing up for classes.


Judy Mahan


(805) 756-5172


Nick Andre

E-Commerce & Web Design

Paula Dempsey

Marketing & Comminications

Jim Dunning

Team Building

Kurt Friedmann

Customer Development & Sales

Tom Katona

Product Development

Judy Mahan

Legal & Finance

Lynn Metcalf

Marketing & Research

Janice Odell

Accounting & Finance

Lisa Simon

Marketing & Sales

Lisa Sperow

Legal & Taxes

Bill Trammel

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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.