The Santa Monica College Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides free management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

As a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments, we offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance at our Santa Monica locations.

This assistance encompasses:


Our counselors provide one on one counseling on a extensive array of business topics.


The SMC SBDC sponsors targetted workshops to assist the small business owner or entreprunaur in starting or growing their business. Most workshops repeat on a monthly basis. Check our workshop schedule for topics of interest to you.


We are developing a resource library and information access facility. Our resource section lists useful information and links to relevent websites.