Welcome to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses.

Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, we’re here for you. We provide no-cost business counseling and coaching to get your business to the next level. In addition, we offer occasional non-credit classes, workshops and training sessions.


For a confidential no-cost consultation, contact us for an appointment and please complete our intake process. (Click here to go to the online intake form, click on "New Client Signup," and follow instructions).