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Fri, Oct 13


California Center for the Arts Escondido

2023 Small Business Expo

Find out from your APEX Accelerator, SBDC, WBC, lending & procurement professionals what it takes to start, maintain and grow your business. From overviews of programs offered, as well as business and industry specifics, to first steps, credit repair, hot tips, and inspirational stories.

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2023 Small Business Expo
2023 Small Business Expo

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

California Center for the Arts Escondido, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA

About the event

In Celebration of APEX Accelerators - The San Diego, Orange, and Imperial APEX Accelerator stands as a beacon of support and expertise for local businesses aspiring to succeed in the realm of government contracting. Entrepreneurs and small business owners, connect with your resource partners in person this Fall! From new opportunities to funding options, join us October 13th at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido for light refreshments and a bounty of information, insights, and connection.


  • Support and lending – Get to know your small business resource centers and specialized lenders with guest speakers from the Women's Business Center, Small Business Development Center, SBA, San Diego/Orange/Imperial APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC), and more
  • Procurement – Learn about government contracting opportunities with specialty guest speakers
  • Networking – Meet key entities and others in the regional small business community

This event is brought in part to you by support from the City of Escondido, Union Bank of California, County of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, Civic Communities, California Department of General Services, General Atomics, Metropolitan Water District, Banner Bank, Pacific Premiere Bank, Primary Funding, Harper Construction, Otay Water District, SANDAG, LendSpark, CDC Small Business Finance, San Diego International Airport, San Diego Unified School District, Sundt Construction, Sweetwater Authority, Founders First Capital, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Map of area: — Find your way to the Conference Center Building, on the corner of Valley Parkway and Escondido Blvd; Free parking available in the lot on the corner of Woodward Ave and Escondido Blvd.

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