Small Business Conference

Small Business Conference
Posted on Jul 12, 2023
Small Business Conference

San Bernardino Welcomes Entrepreneurs and Businesses to the America’s SBDC Small Business Conference

In the bustling landscape of business events, one conference stands out as the ideal opportunity to grow, network, and collaborate. The San Bernardino County Small Business Conference, hosted by the renowned America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) California, is set to make waves in the city of San Bernardino on July 27. This much-anticipated event serves as a catalyst for small and medium-sized businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs alike.

America's SBDC has long been committed to empowering businesses across the state. With a mission to foster economic growth, this esteemed organization provides unparalleled business support services to both established enterprises and budding startups. By offering invaluable guidance, access to resources, and industry expertise, America's SBDC and its local branches have played crucial roles in shaping the success stories of countless businesses.

“The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network has worked with the city of San Bernardino over the past year to assist small businesses access COVID-19 recovery grants and resources, but this is the first opportunity the SBDC has had to host an in-person event in the San Bernardino region in more than three years,” said Mike Daniel, Regional Director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network. “We felt it was a great opportunity to focus on one of the largest small business cities in the county. Businesses are ready to grow now, and this conference is a great way to bring the small business community and the resources they need together in one amazing location.”

If you're seeking opportunities to increase your revenue, gain insights into accessing capital, understand the intricacies of digital and social marketing, and more, this conference is tailor-made for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in over 20 breakout sessions, engage in valuable networking with fellow business owners and resource providers, enjoy lunch with esteemed keynote speakers, meet state and local legislators, and much more.

This event is a must-attend for leaders looking for tactical tools, resources, and avenues to generate revenue streams that can be implemented immediately.

As the chosen host city for the Small Business Conference, San Bernardino is poised to showcase its dynamic economic development and business potential. “Small businesses are very important to the City of San Bernardino,” said Mayor Helen Tran. “Partnering with the SBDC to host the Small Business Conference is just another way in which we are working to help them grow their businesses and thrive.”

San Bernardino offers a strategic location, a diverse and talented workforce, and a supportive business environment. With its strong commitment to driving growth and innovation, San Bernardino has become a hub for endless business opportunities.

"San Bernardino is thrilled to host the America's SBDC Small Business Conference, and we’re eager to showcase San Bernardino’s exceptional qualities as a thriving business destination,” said Amanda Hernandez, San Bernardino's Economic Development Manager. “The conference is where ambition meets opportunity, and we can’t wait to show attendees what’s in store.”

With a myriad of agenda items at the San Bernardino County Small Business Conference, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into your specific areas of interest. Looking to expand your global imprint? Our sessions on international trade will equip you with the available resources and subsidies that can support your ventures in the global market. Or boost your revenue stream by attending our contracting workshops, which will teach you how to tap into government contracts, secure partnerships, and expand your business horizons through strategic collaborations.

“We’re thrilled to offer a packed agenda with top leaders across several sectors that will benefit small business owners,” shared Daniel. “Attendees will hear from local leadership, including Mayor Helen Tran and state assembly members. We will have incredibly informative financing sessions led by lenders at Accessity, Main Street Launch, Ampac, and TMC Community Capital. Representatives from the Department of General Services, Metropolitan Water District, County of San Bernardino, and the City of San Bernardino will be teaching small business owners how to bid for procurement opportunities. This type of exclusive access is critical for small business owners to grow, and why our conferences are almost always a sold-out event.”

Registration is open for attendees through July 25 and costs $40 per ticket.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Bernardino (285 East Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA 92408) on July 27 from 7 am-2:30 pm. Lunch and parking will be provided.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to propel your business forward. With an array of workshops, panel discussions, and networking sessions, this is your chance to take your business to new heights.

Register now, embrace the spirit of innovation, and unlock the boundless possibilities that await you in San Bernardino!