City of San Bernardino California

Economic Development Newsletter | February 2023

Economic Development Newsletter | February 2023
Posted on Feb 10, 2023
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February 2023
City of San Bernardino
Economic Development News
Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Programs
Join SBDC at one of their many free trainings. To view more opportunities, visit their website here.
Startup Programs:
1.     SBDC Start starts February 2 at 10 a.m.
2.    MADE starts March 2 at noon
  • A six-week hybrid (ONLINE & IN-PERSON) training program aimed at small, product-based businesses.
  • Registration link:
3.    Beauty Boss starts March 16 at 10 a.m.
  • The purpose of this program is to help you explore options towards starting and owning your own beauty business. This program is offered in partnership with The Salon Spot Beauty Rental.
  • Registration link:
4.    Mi Negocio, Mi Futuro starts March 2 at 3 p.m. – Spanish-speaking program
  • This six-week program will educate aspiring entrepreneurs on the topics of licensing and permits, market research, strategic planning, digital marketing, social media platforms, funding sources, financial projections, accounting systems, and access to capital for their new business! Attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule a virtual, individual and personalized consultation with a commercial consultant to discuss information adapted to your business. One requirement is that you attend each of the training sessions. This program will be delivered in Spanish only.
  • Registration link:
County of San Bernardino Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant
The San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the global pandemic.
San Bernardino Investment Playbook
This Investment Playbook will increase climate readiness, bring new energy to the local economy, and improve quality of life in San Bernardino’s
Economic Development Recovery & Resiliency Playbook
This Playbook is designed to help local leaders think through economic development issues and focus on resiliency and recovery in a proactive way that recognizes it is not a linear process. 
Small Business Resources & Assistance for Southern California
This small business resource and assistance directory gives you access to organizations that can help your Southern California business. All you need to do is insert your information, choose an organization, and connect to the resources you need. As easy as 1-2-3.
Resources for Black-Owned Businesses
To help showcase Black-owned businesses this holiday season, Google launched the Black-owned business resource hub. The page focuses on how to capture consumer demand by identifying as Black-owned online and offers resources to prepare for the holidays.
2023 Business License Information
Visit the Business Registration website to renew or apply for a business license.
Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Opportunity
The program provides cost-share grants for the preservation of the most significant and representative building, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor.
Keep in touch!
(909) 384-5357
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.