About the EDC Service Center

Mission & History

The SBDC (Small Business Development Center) mission is to strengthen existing business entities, and assist start-ups through high quality, no cost counseling, and high quality, affordable training programs

SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provided in partnership with community resources. The SBDC, hosted by Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) in Ventura County, serves both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties with professional consultants and trainers available in convenient outreach centers across the region. The EDC SBDC is part of a larger network adminsistered by the SBDC Lead Center hosted by Long Beach Community College District, providing access to an even greater pool of experts from a wide variety of discliplines.