Services for New and Existing Businesses

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Consulting

No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in marketing, finance & access to capital, IP, and more.

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Training

Intensive schedule of bootcamps, workshops, & events designed to strengthen business and entrepreneurial skills.

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SLO HotHouse

The physical space in downtown SLO where talented entrepreneurs can cowork or incubate, & access SBDC programming.

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To Date

$43.5 Million
Capital Raised

by SBDC Clients

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286
Jobs Created
75
Business Starts
489
Clients Served
12329
Hours of Consulting
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Open discussions facilitated by successful entrepreneurs & community leaders. Attendance is free and open to the public. A great networking opportunity and coffee is always provided!

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, but subject to change, be sure to check the calendar.

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Gain the knowledge you need for your business to prosper by attending one of our informative workshops. From social media marketing and building websites, to international trade, we host a variety of insightful trainings.

Workshops are always open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Dec 03

OOH – Mayor Harmon, City of SLO

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dec 12

Coffee & Conversation

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Jan 07

OOH – Mayor Harmon, City of SLO

January 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 09

Coffee & Conversation

January 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Our Success Stories

Dozens of SLO County businesses trust the Cal Poly CIE SBDC

Z Living Systems
WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc.
InPress Technologies
BoltAbout
Moja Gear
Steadfast Innovation
The Cal Poly CIE SBDC has been a wonderful source for cost-effective assistance; the quality of consultants and the care they provide has been a huge boost to our growth in infrastructure over the last two years.

– SLO Safe Ride

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WORLDCLASS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE RIGHT HERE IN
SLO COUNTY.

At the SLO HotHouse

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the SLO HotHouse is home to the Cal Poly CIE SBDC along with the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Accelerator and Incubator Programs.

A Program of Cal Poly & the SBA

Dually funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Cal Poly CIE, the Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a service center of the UC Merced SBDC Central California Regional Network.

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