(Priority) – hosted by Cuesta College
Why Small Business?
The SBA's Office of Advocacy criterion describes a small business as an establishment with less than 500 employees. Entrepreneurship and small business ownership in the United States represents the third largest economy in the world. Small businesses employ more than 50% of total private non-farm GDP. Entrepreneurship and small business represent driving forces that have stimulated the economy, jobs and wealth preservation. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are critical to California's economic development as contributors to innovation and new job growth. Additionally, these individuals provide local business revenue, create networks, invest in local projects, and support community efforts.