Unlock your entrepreneurial potential and join a community of successful Black and African American entrepreneurs through the Inclusivity Project. Our upcoming business courses, designed for new and scaling business owners, will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed.


The SBDC’s Inclusivity Project believes that entrepreneurship is a powerful tool for creating economic prosperity for everyone. 

Born out of a desire to help the disproportionate number of Black-owned businesses affected by the pandemic regain their footing faster, The IP program provides practical, actionable steps designed specifically to support black-owned business owners to start, grow, and/or continue to thrive. 



The Inclusivity Project is a collaboration of SBDC and the Black and African American chambers who are working together to provide the training and expert business advising to foster longevity and economic viability for Northern California’s Black and African American entrepreneurs and their businesses. Program sponsorship for FFY 23/24 is generously provided by WELLS FARGO BANK. 

Through this collaboration, The Inclusivity Project offers your business free one-on-one advising and access to free live and online workshops and training designed to elevate your business’s revenue and access to capital. 

How We Help

Practical, hands-on training, and personalized, confidential support to help you achieve your business goals.


Our Partners

We’re building relationships within our community that create an overflow of positive economic and cultural impact.

our Partners


Check out the latest events, and what’s happening in the IP community.


The Inclusivity Project is launching an all-new training series for starting and scaling businesses in 2023.

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Wells Fargo Commits to the Future of the Inclusive Economy with a $335,000 Investment in The Inclusivity Project

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There are many ways to help us in shaping the next-generation black marketplace. We welcome the support and invite you to a conversation.

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It only takes about 5 minutes to sign up for the Inclusivity Project and gain access to our vast network of experts who will help with your business goals.

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