How We Help

IP provides business development assistance, training, mentoring, and resource referrals at no cost to members.

Designed as a one-stop shop for Northern California’s black entrepreneurs looking to start, purchase or grow a business, The Inclusivity Project is open to black entrepreneurs and business owners who are serious about making an investment in themselves, their businesses, and their communities.

Workshops and Webinars

Our SBDC workshops and training provide real-world examples of the key aspects of starting and growing a business, including funding, target marketing, lease negotiation, market research, business planning, financial management, trade, and more.

Decades of expertise dedicated to your business

SBDCs IP advisors provide end-to-end support that’s not only on-point but it’s completely confidential and FREE!

We’ve helped members with everything from credit repair to loan preparation and the entire process of applying for a business loan. But we don’t stop at loan signing—SBDC is your growth factor.

We can help your business with everything else too, from online marketing, e-commerce, and getting set up with Quickbooks, and we can even help you sell products around the world with our international trade advising programs.

We can help you get funded

We help businesses secure capital to advance their dreams.

As a national network with unique insight into helping small business owners grow their businesses, SBDC’s Inclusivity Project is designed to be the conduit between financial organizations and black-owned businesses in order to strengthen the financial health of black-owned businesses.


We’re pretty well connected. Being part of a national entrepreneurial network means there’s a good chance we know someone who has the exact answer to your question or need. The strength of our network means acceleration for your business.