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Helping Your Business Grow

Business Resource Center

Whether you’re looking to launch a startup, grow an existing small business or better manage a company, our no-cost Business Resource Center is here for you. Aspiring entrepreneurs and established small business professionals alike can connect to learn about services and support programs to move your ideas and businesses forward.

Helping Your Business Grow

Join the CAJC Business Center

Here’s what you need to participate in the Business Resource Center:

Questionnaire: Fill out the questionnaire to give us some basic info. about you, your current/potential business and what area(s) you need assistance with.

Appointment: Meet one-on-one with our team, so we can learn more about how we can help and set you up for success!

*Note: You will be redirected to our partner San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center’s website to fill out the assessment — Be sure to click on the CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center location! We will then follow up to make an appointment with you.

Helping Your Business Grow

Our Resource Partners

Accion Serving Southern California

Roles/Fields of Expertise: Accion is a nonprofit, mission-based lender dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with the accessible financing and resources it takes to create and grow healthy businesses. By providing loans up to $75,000, Accion creates opportunity for increased income, economic stability and employment. The mission of Accion is to provide economic opportunity for low to moderate income business owners who lack access to traditional sources of credit. Through business loans and support services, Accion strengthens the foundations of emerging entrepreneurs and helps them to thrive in their communities, creating positive social and economic change. Accion Serving Southern California lends in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

Asian Business Association of San Diego

Roles/Fields of Expertise: ABA provides a strong voice on business, cultural and political issues of interest to San Diego’s Asian and Pacific Islander community. ABA was founded in 1990 and has grown to its current membership of more than 500 members. A nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, ABA is funded by membership dues, corporate sponsorships and the City and County of San Diego. ABA facilitates the growth and development of member businesses through ongoing entrepreneurial education, communication and business networking programs. One of its major goals is to enable members to participate fully in San Diego’s economic development, without regard to race, color, creed or national origin. Asian Business Association is also part of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network in San Diego County.

Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce

Role/Fields of Expertise: CSDBCC’s mission is to create generational wealth through business enterprise, education, employment and investing. The chamber’s goal is to support the business, career and financial success of Chamber members, which results in the economic empowerment of our communities. The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce uses innovative programs, networking opportunities and business partnerships to advance and strengthen inclusive economic development throughout the City and County of San Diego.

Council for Supplier Diversity

Role/Fields of Expertise: The Council for Supplier Diversity, established in 1999, is a nonprofit organization. The Council for Supplier Diversity represents the corporate outreach to the diverse supplier community. It’s purpose is to facilitate business opportunities and market share growth for minority, woman and service-disabled businesses through interaction with its corporate members.

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

Role/Fields of Expertise: The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides a vast array of no-cost and low-cost support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through four locations in Carlsbad (North San Diego), National City (South San Diego), University of San Diego (SBDC The Brink) and El Centro (Imperial Valley).

San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Role/Fields of Expertise: The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) is San Diego’s largest business association representing the San Diego-Tijuana Hispanic Business community. The SDCHCC was founded as a not-for-profit legal entity in 1989 by a group of men and women business owners who felt a need for an organization to assist and promote the interests of the Hispanic entrepreneur in San Diego County. The Chamber has become the ultimate resource for outside organizations that wish to do business with the Hispanic business community.

Make a Resource Center Appointment

If you have a great business idea that you’d like to move forward or a specific aspect of your business that you need advice on, contact us! Please fill out our questionnaire to get started.

Ready for the Next Level?

Apply to our accelerator program if you have a company or business that is already started, wants to grow quickly and is looking to create jobs.

Get in Touch

Say Something or Ask Anything

Have questions about our accelerator program? Considering launching a startup? Need help with your current business? Want to offer your professional expertise or supply seed money? Reach out! We’ll happily answer any questions, respond to your generous offers or simply satisfy your curiosity.

Office hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm