SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL WBC

Empowering women entrepreneurs to grow and succeed  through trainings, resources and support.

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SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL WBC

Empowering women entrepreneurs to grow and succeed  through trainings, resources and support.

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Recovery and Resiliency Assistance

The US SBA and the State of California have low-interest loan options per the disaster declarations. The San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) as resource partners of both the SBA and California Go-Biz, are here to provide small business owners no-cost guidance through your recovery process, including applying for disaster recovery loans if needed.

We are still providing these services online, and will in-person again soon.

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8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Mon – Fri

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San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC)

The San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women entrepreneurs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Women earn many titles, not only business owners but also breadwinners and full-time caregivers. Sometimes what women entrepreneurs need is a support team to reinforce their strengths and help them find solutions to problems being faced.

The San Diego & Imperial WBC is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is hosted by Southwestern College at the Center for Business Advancement in National City, California.

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Start or Grow Your Business with the Women’s Business Center

We offer services which help you get results as a small business owner and woman entrepreneur. From free one-one-one consulting to no- or low-cost workshops, programs, and networking events, we focus on providing opportunities so you can kickstart, operate, or expand your business in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Business Counseling

WBC advisors are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

One on one business counseling from the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Business Training

WBC business training programs help entrepreneurs learn new skills and further their CEO education.

Business Training from the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Access to Capital

WBCs provide resources and advice for navigating access to capital, from the loan process to managing cash flow.

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Business Accelerator

Center business accelerators are available in English and Spanish, providing best practices for success.

Business accelerators from the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Signature Programs

Our signature programs specialize in assisting women entrepreneurs get the mindset training and support they need.

Signature programs from the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Networking Events

Each WBC offers opportunities for women entrepreneurs to meet and learn from like-minded business owners.

Networking events from the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

In 2020, the San Diego & Imperial WBC team helped strengthen our regional economy by supporting small women-owned businesses.

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Success Stories

Searching for inspiration or signs of success? Look at these success stories from our clients of the San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center. Women-owned small businesses across industries in the region work with us for complimentary assistance in making their entrepreneurial dreams come true as well as to improve their communities and the economy.

Sabor a Baja, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Sabor a Baja

Sabor a Baja is an S-Corporation dedicated to the elaboration of authentic Mexican Salsas with six different products, all made with authentic ingredients you can find in the U.S. Sabor a Baja is a San Diego based company that believes in locally grown ingredients and small batch production.

Maritza Isabel, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Maritza Isabel

El negocio de Maritza Isabel es conectar con las personas amantes del arte para que adquieran obra original con frescura naturalidad y sea parte de su vida, a ella le encanta ver y sostener una conversación con sus clientes, comentándoles cómo fue hecha la obra que les interesa.

Adriana Hernandez of Total Financial Inc., a brokerage business and a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Total Financial Inc.

Adriana Hernandez, professional with 15 years of experience in the field of finances, will assist the community by providing product solutions to protect the present, plan, and secure the future.

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Client Testimonials

Madre Churros & Cacao, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Before working with Cally I felt a bit uneasy with my choice of becoming a small business owner. I was also unsure if I had all of my permits in order. Since then, I have gained more confidence and feel as I am constantly moving forward in my business. Cally has helps me stay organized and holds me accountable. My favorite part with working with Cally has been the guidance and support. I feel as though I not only gained a lifelong mentor but a friend as well.

Janeé Gutierrez, Madre Churros & Caco
Sabor a Baja, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

I always knew I wanted to start my Salsa Business, but just thinking about it or looking up general information online was overwhelming. One day I ran into the  WBC  website and I signed up for the free consulting program. I got the callback and had an appointment scheduled with Sandra Fernandez right away. After that everything went smoothly. WBC consultants will guide you step by step in your project development. Monthly appointments will give you space and time needed to work on your goals for that period with flexibility. From licensing to finance, you will get the best resources to built a steady baseline for your Business. I’m very thankful  I signed up on their website, a few months after I became the proud owner of a Mexican Salsa Corporation with legal presence Nationwide.

Abril Echavarria, Sabor a Baja
Amore Kitchen, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Ever since starting my business, I have turned to the WBC for guidance. They supported me and my goal to form and grow my business from the start when I had no clue how to begin. The WBC guided me with care in a way that encouraged me to continue even when I was doubtful or scared. I am so thankful for their services, their employees, and the programs they have to offer.

Angela Felice, Amore Kitchen
Maritza Isabel, a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

Agradezco enormemente a WBC por conducirme a este camino de los negocios y guiarme en cada cita con mi gran asesora Sandra Fernández, escuchándome y ofreciendome confianza en mi sueño que hoy es una realidad… WBC se ha convertido en un apoyo incondicional.

Maritza Isabel
Adriana Hernandez of Total Financial Inc., a brokerage business and a success story of the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

I am forever thankful to Women Business Center (WBC) for their amazing support with workshops, Classes of accelerator business, events that expanded my vision resetting my mindset and finding new friends with ambitious goals and by encouraging each other to believe that success & greatness could be possible.

Adriana Hernandez, Total Financial Inc.

Helping You Start or Grow Your Business

Our mission is to help women entrepreneurs start or grow their business. We offer one-on-one business counseling, as wells as online training in both English and Spanish. Our team of business advisors are looking forward to working with you.

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