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Small Business Center Helps Entrepreneurs Determine Steps For Expansion

Release Date: 2019-08-12

By Denny Cristales

For aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business but have no clear path on how to get started, the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) aims to serve as a roadmap.

Hosted by Long Beach City College at 4900 E. Conant St., the SBDC is a product of the Small Business Administration (SBA), a United States government agency that provides support to small businesses. Offering services at no cost, the SBDC offers one-on-one consultations with specialists and hosts workshops to inform clients about growing their business. “We help clients understand how to prioritize what they should be doing so it doesn’t become this massive exercise in trying to do this and trying to do that,” Brad Pollock, director of the Long Beach SBDC, said

In the event that someone is thinking of starting a business, Pollock often recommends attending SBDC workshops before meeting an advisor. He said most individuals who have thought of a business concept and attend the workshops realize they need to do more research or flesh out their ideas further.

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal