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Join the SBA San Diego District Office at one or all of these special upcoming events!

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San Diego Angel Conference 2019 3/15/19 (San Diego, CA)

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SDAC is the culmination of many months of due diligence, review, evaluation, and selection by the investors participating in the Conference. The entrepreneurial candidates are narrowed down and on the day of the Conference, the conference finalists have the opportunity to make their best 10 minute pitch for why their company deserves the investment.

This event is open to the public. Investors make the final decision on which company will receive the funds, but there is a People’s Choice Award for all participating attendees.

Friday, March 15, 2019 10 AM - 4 PM PDT Cost: $250
University of San Diego, Hahn University Center - Forum A-C
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Event Contact: The Brink SBDC,, 619-260-4547

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Building Wealth & Equity with Local Franchise Opportunities 3/19/19 (Carlsbad, CA)

Diversify your portfolio and build additional revenue. If you're not experiencing personal, professional and financial fulfillment, perhaps it's time to consider business ownership.

Topics will include:

  • The possibility of running your own business WHILE staying employed
  • The REAL pros & cons of business ownership
  • Three entrepreneurial paths that can help you reach your personal, professional and financial goals.
  • How to control your own career, income and calendar in business ownership
  • How the SBA & SBDC can support you

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM PDT Cost: $250
North San Diego Small Business Development Center
2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Event Contact: Roxanne Rapske,, 760-477-7075

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California Procurement Event 3/21/19 (San Diego, CA)

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On average, the State of California spends $8 Billion with small businesses every year. This event features workshops, panel discussions and time to meet representatives from over 20 organizations with opportunities for small businesses. Attendees will learn what it takes to work with the State of California including state certifications, registering in their database, marketing and much more.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM PDT
FREE (Registration Required)
Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Event Contact: North San Diego SBDC 760-795-8740

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Ramona SBA Day and Lender Fair 3/27/19 (Ramona, CA)

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Join the SBA San Diego District Office and the Ramona Chamber of Commerce for an information packed day intended to assist you to start, grow, or expand your business.

Presentations include:

  • Federal Programs to Assist Rural Small Businesses 
  • Legal aspects of being in business
  • Federal Taxes: What you need to know for your small business
  • Overview of SBA Programs and Services
  • How SBA’s Resource Partners May Help You Succeed in Your Business
  • How Local Lenders May Help You Finance Your Business  

Presentations will be followed by a Lender Fair, One-on-One Counseling, and Time to Network with Presenters and Fellow Attendees.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9 AM - 2 PM (PDT) - FREE (Registration Required)
Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065

Event Contact: SBA San Diego, 557-7250,

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Getting Back 2 Business Small Business Outreach Event 4/3/19 (San Diego, CA)

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The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting a series of outreach events to educate small businesses about federal procurement opportunities with HHS and their top large business prime contractors. Small businesses interested in pursuing government contracts should register to attend one of the “Getting Back 2 Business” (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conferences.

These one (1) day events are hosted in partnership with the U. S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) regional offices, affiliated government agencies and supporting small business resource partners. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM (PDT) - FREE (Registration Required)
Naval Training Center - Building 177
2875 Dewey Road San Diego, California 92106

Event Contact: HHS/OSDBU,

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Connecting with Capital Expo 4/5/19 (San Diego, CA)

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Improve your chances for obtaining financing! This is your opportunity to learn about business financing from experts and meet with different bankers and lenders in one location at one time. Learn what you need to do to finance your business for easy access to capital when you want it.

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:30 AM -12:30 PM (PDT) - FREE (Registration Required)
City College, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Event Contact: San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network (619) 482-6388
Center: North San Diego SBDC

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MEXPORT 4/11/19 (Otay Mesa, CA)

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The premier cross border business expo in the Cali-Baja region promoting trade and business opportunities.

Who should attend?

Manufacturers from Baja California, Mexico, San Diego and Southern California, wanting to find regional suppliers for components and services:

  • Plant Managers
  • Logistics Directors
  • Facilities Directors
  • IT Directors

Thursday, April 11, 2019 Opening Ceremony - 9:30 AM  
Expo - 10 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT) - FREE (Registration Encouraged)
8500 Kerns Street, San Diego, CA 92154

Event Contact: Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, (619) 661-6111

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May 8th - 10th Keeping the Promise 2019

May 10th SBA/SBDC Small Business Awards Luncheon

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SBA’s participation in any of these events is not an endorsement of any products, service or entity. SBA does not endorse the views, opinions, products or services of any participant, speaker or presenter of these events. SBA is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or relevance of the information provided by third parties at these events.