Economic Development and Asset Management

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

The City of Upland's Resource for Small Businesses. The City of Upland has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer no-cost consulting services in Upland! 

  • Free one-on-one small business consulting services
  • Small business management training opportunities
  • Access to local resource providers

To schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. For more information, please visit the SBDC's website


Small Business Webinar Schedule - Specialty Topics

Small Business Development Center (SBDC), during this COVID-19 Pandemic, will be meeting with clients via conference calls and online Zoom meetings. Please see the Small Business Webinar Schedule flyer below and register for the SBDC webinars at the following link: If you have any questions, please call Mary at the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. These webinars are brought to you at no cost.

Small Business Webinar Schedule - April 2021:

How to Start a Small Business - Veteran Edition - April 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Inside Sales Training - April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Loans For Your Small Business - April 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Inside Sales Training (Spanish) - April 22 at 2:00 p.m.

How to Use Blogging to Grow Your Business - April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Workplace Investigations - April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Leadership and People Building Skills - April 29 at 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the Inland Empire SBDC, its services, training programs, and other resources, please visit the Small Business Development Center

Start Your Home-Based Food Business

A three-day webinar program for Cottage Food Operations (CFO). Learn to sell that homemade pie, your delicious jellies, roasted coffee, popcorn balls and more - all in the comfort of your own home! We will take you step-by-step through starting your own CFO business; reviewing health requirements, equipment and licenses; and positioning your products to sell.  

Day 1 - April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Day 2 - April 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Day 3 - April 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Register Now. To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call (909) 983-5005 or visit

Please see the attached flyer with the Webinar information.

Webinar Series E-Commerce (English/Spanish)

In just four weeks, you can gain the tools to succeed as you establish a strong online presence. You will gain the ways and means to be able to chose where you want to be online, launch your own e-commerce platform, and learn about other digital tools to consider with the goal of developing a successful go-to-market strategy.

Join us for these free webinars on Fridays, April 9 - 30 at 9:00 a.m.


  • April 9 - Creating an Online Presence  
  • April 16 - Social Commerce 
  • April 23 - E-Commerce Solutions
  • April 30 - Marketplace Platforms

To register, please click here. For questions, please contact us at (951) 781-2345 or visit

There is no cost to participate in these SBDC Webinars.

Amazon: A-Z

Join us for this free two-day web series: Amazon A-Z. This two day series will be hosted on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don't miss out!

Decide if you want to sell on Amazon. Learn how to identify profitable products. Gain the basics on how to get set-up. 

April 13-14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register today! To register, please click here. If you have any questions, you can call Mary at (909) 983-5005. 

Please see the attached webinar flyer.

Business with the Metropolitan Water District

This webinar series will cover Metropolitan Water District (MWD) certification, forecast upcoming construction opportunities, and provide an overview to help businesses understand Procurement and Professional Services contracting with the Metropolitan Water District. 

Wednesdays, April 14 - 21 at 10:00 a.m.


  • April 14 - MWD Certification And Construction 
  • April 21 - How To Do Business With MWD 

To register, please click here. If you have any questions, please call (951) 781-2345 or you may visit

Please see the attached webinar flyer. 




Ask SBDC, Every Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Through June 2021, our Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting COVID-19 Webinars, every Wednesday, designed to address funding information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will begin at 3:00 p.m., will be 30-40 minutes, every Wednesday, and will host a brief Q&A after. Registration is required and is limited. Interested businesses can register by clicking here.


COVID-19 Business Resources

For COVID-19 business resources, a resource guide, SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and how SBDC can help your business, please click here: 

Please find attached a link to some video content that has been created by the SBDC to help with the injury disaster loan requests. Please click here


Small Business Administration (SBA) 

Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Funding Options. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering funding options to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here for SBA Disaster Assistance to CA Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19 

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, as well as Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond.


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.