SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING TO ADAPT TO COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER

SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2020) -- Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz), have partnered to prepare small business owners to navigate required for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SBDC and Supervisor Fletcher are unveiling a new website to provide free live and on-demand webinars to help small businesses prepare for reopening. The site also includes training, county resources, templates, and counseling. The address is www.SDIVSBDC.org/adaptSD.

“The SBDC is a vital partner for small businesses in San Diego,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “This new, complimentary online resource will assist business owners adapt to the new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Trainings are scheduled on broad topics, such as “Protecting Business Assets Online in our New Environment” and “Instagram Strategies After Covid-19”. Industry specific trainings, such as for in-home Child Care are available, with trainings on the retail sector, restaurants, and small farming forthcoming. New courses will continue to be added.

“Partnering with the County of San Diego and Supervisor Fletcher provides our SBDC team with the most current rules and regulations. This is critical to our work guiding small business owners as they move into the recovery phase of our Covid-19 environment,” said Marquise Jackson, Regional Director, San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network.


About SBDC: The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network, which is hosted by Southwestern Community College, is funded by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz.) The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network includes 8 service partners in San Diego County and 1 in Imperial County. The San Diego County locations include: North San Diego SBDC (MiraCosta College), East County San Diego SBDC (East County EDC), South San Diego SBDC (Southwestern College), the Brink (University of San Diego), Export Trade SBDC (San Diego Regional EDC/World Trade Center), Connect SBDC, Asian Business Association SBDC, and International Rescue Committee SBDC. SBDC can provide services in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Swahili, Dari, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and others.