Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network


The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network hosted by Long Beach Community College District is part of the nationwide SBDC program, the largest economic development program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

SBDCs nationwide provide assistance to over 1.3 million small businesses through free one-on-one business advising and training seminars in a wide spectrum of subjects to ensure long-term sustainability and viability of small businesses. 

One of five regional networks in California, the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network serves Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

By providing education and technical assistance to small businesses to assist them with issues from operations to financing and exporting, the Los Angeles SBDC is strengthening local communities and the economy one business at a time.

For more information about the Los Angeles SBDC, visit www.smallbizla.org.


The SBDC supports small businesses interested in accessing global trade opportunities through the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) at LBCC, which provides a comprehensive portfolio of export programs and services to Southern California companies, serving established businesses as well as those new to international trade. The CITD has an extensive network of resource partners including the U.S. Commercial Service, foreign trade associations, and trade offices. Below is information about some of LBCC’s programs for small businesses with an international focus.

LINCS Supply Chain Management 

LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies) is a national supply chain management education and certification program funded by a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.

The following Supply Chain Management classes are offered online:

  • Customer Service Operations
  • Demand Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations
  • Supply Chain Management Principles
  • Supply Management & Procurement
  • Transportation Operations
  • Warehousing Operations

Register Here