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SBDC Receives Grant To Expand Antelope Valley Service

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons has received a $25,000 grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The grant will support the SBDC’s Antelope Valley location and the many free services provided to small businesses owners in the region.

The additional grant funding will allow the SBDC to expand its free one-on-one business consulting services and classroom and computer based training programs, while providing additional targeted resources for small business owners.

“Small business is the engine of our economy,” said Antonovich in a statement. “Their success is vital to create jobs in our communities and to stimulate economic growth and vitality.”

Future training sessions will be held at the Center, or at the SBDC’s office located inside the South Valley WorkSource Center in the City of Palmdale. 

“We are very grateful to receive this support from the Supervisor’s office,” said SBDC Executive Director Steve Tannehill. “Over the past several years the SBDC has significantly grown its services in the Antelope Valley to include a full time location, a satellite location, a business advisor dedicated solely to Antelope Valley business owners and entrepreneurs and the availability of free and low cost trainings and other business services.

“With this grant the SBDC will be able to continue to expand its services and provide significantly more consulting and training support to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Antelope Valley.”

To attend one of the SBDC training sessions in Antelope Valley, the SBDC calendar is located at www.cocsbdc.org.