the Brink SBDC


Our New Space

The Brink SBDC is part of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. SBDCs are a national program that serves small businesses (for-profit enterprises with fewer than 500 employees). The Brink SBDC is a specialty center focused on innovation, one of only a handful of its kind in the country.


The Brink SBDC at USD provides world-class training and one-to-one consulting to business clients running or starting growth-oriented, innovation-based companies, resulting in economic growth and prosperity for the region while attaining the penta-bottom line (profit, people, planet, peace, prosperity).

The Brink SBDC ranked #1 by San Diego Business Journal

Business Incubators and Accelerators

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Success Stories

We help business start, grow, and get financing. The Brink SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration, GoBiz, and a partnership with the County of San Diego for the Innovate Up Program. These funds are available because great businesses like yours continue to achieve goals. If you achieved a goal or reached a milestone, we would love to hear it! Please consider sharing your success by completing the form to help us get started on tell your story.


Jumpstart Your Small Business

SBDC focuses on providing support to businesses that have fewer than 500 employees, that are innovation focused and that are looking to impact not only economic growth but also prosperity for the region through the penta-bottom line approach (profit, people, planet, peace, prosperity).


We are so proud to be part of your organization. The expertise and mentorship relationships are priceless! Steve [our consultant] is helping me see the forest from the trees. I feel like I am transforming into the CEO that my company needs.
-Dr. Aaron Dishno, CEO | Walk the Web