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 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 pre-venture members with everything from credit repair, loan preparation, and the entire process of applying for a business loan. Once your open for business, we’ll help with marketing, e-commerce, finance, and even international trade.

We can help you get funded

We’ve helped countless businesses secure needed 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 by expanding access to capital.


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.

Pitch Competition Events

If you’re a Black small business owner in the state of California – or you are thinking of starting your first business, and are looking for financing, don’t miss our Global Diversity and Investment Summit!

This virtual event series is free and is an opportunity to learn from business experts, discover resources — and pitch your business!