Small Business Assistance

Small Biz Owners: Grow Your Company

Goldman Sachs and the Long Beach Community College District have teamed up to help you with the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative.

Long Beach Community College District has partnered with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help small businesses in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region to grow and create jobs. The initiative will enable small business owners to access a dynamic combination of coursework, business advising, and other services that will help them grow their firms.

  • Through the support of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, business owners selected to participate in 10,000 Small Businesses with a full scholarship covering tuition and program materials. Program scholars will:
  • Complete the program with a personalized growth plan tailored to their business;
  • Participate in a 11-session business entrepreneurship training program that examines business fundamentals through the lens of the participants' actual business experiences;
  • Be fully integrated with comprehensive one-on-one business advisory services that help owners to develop and implement tailored growth plans; and
  • Provide access to technical assistance and mentors to help business owners to focus on their most critical business issues and increase capacity.

For more information about the program, please contact Sue Meyer at (562) 938-5059 or at

The application is posted is available at Deadline for applications is December 6, 2010.

Small Business Resource GuideSmall Business Resource Guide

Our Small Business Resource Guide will help you connect to the answers you need. Designed to broaden and connect the regional base of employer information, the Guide includes a listing of free business resources in the Lomita, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro and Wilmington communities.

Download a version of the Guide below
Small Business Resource GuideLink To PDF File

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Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Centers facilitate the success of small business through management counseling and training, resulting in economic impacts such as the creation and retention of jobs increases in sales and profits, new business starts and more. Services include one-on-one counseling, business training seminars in marketing, financing, business start-up, international trade, and procurement programs to small businesses. One-on-one counseling sessions and introductory business seminars are also offered in Spanish. Special focus is placed on serving emerging markets and minority and women owned businesses.

For information about the Long Beach and El Camino Small Business Development Centers,
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For information about Los Angeles Small Business Administration assistance, click here

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please call (562) 570-3738 or TTY (562) 570-4629, at least 72 hours prior to event.