The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Los Angeles held its year-end event in Santa Monica this past Tuesday. Center directors, business advisors, staff and SBA staffers were all there.
I’m a marketing and social media advisor at the SBDC center as part of the Economic and Development Center in Ventura County (EDC-VC) and this was the center’s first trip to the year end event.
I was inspired after speaking with many of the talented and caring business advisors and staffers who are responsible for providing free and low-cost business services to the 17 million residents of the greater Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.
I was also impressed by the amazing client success stories. One client went from having sales of $200K to 1.2 Million after 2 years. Many of the SBDC clients worked with several advisors per site, getting help with capital infusion, business plans, marketing support, and foreign trade assistance.
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Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy!