The Brink SBDC

We help businesses start, grow, and get financing

The Brink SBDC

The Brink SBDC is part of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network, hosted at the University of San Diego and is funded through a variety of public funds, including through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration, California GoBiz Office, and a partnership with the County of San Diego.


Working With The Brink SBDC

  • The Brink SBDC is a specialty center focused on innovation, one of only a handful of its kind in the country, hosted at University of San Diego. 
  • We work with business clients running or starting growth-oriented, innovation-based companies. 
  • Our support is always confidential and our consulting is free. Our training is free or low-fee. 
  • An ideal client for The Brink SBDC is an entrepreneur with an innovative product, solution or service and has a larger than local addressable market and a scalable business model. They also strive to learn and want to grow.
  • Our support includes free or low fee training and consulting for innovative businesses- for-profit enterprises with fewer than 500 employees
  • Our goal-post is economic growth and prosperity for the region while attaining the penta-bottom line so important to University of San Diego’s work: supporting profit, people, planet, peace, prosperity
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Our Process

Mission

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).