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About Us

About Our Office: 

The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services to Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

We take pride in providing excellent customer service in person, on the phone and via email.

We do three things very well at the Orange County/Inland Empire District Office- Inform, Educate, and Connect.  We enjoy connecting you to the resources you need to start, grow and succeed!

Our office is located in southeast Santa Ana near the John Wayne Airport.  Contact us to speak with a representative about what resources are available for you to start or grow your business.

Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to inform and educate small business owners and entrepreneurs.  The following is a sample of the services and information available through the district office:

No-cost business counseling, mentoring and technical assistance through SBA’s Resource Partners, including SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers.  These three organizations are part of the SBA family and are funded by the SBA to provide assistance to you.

Explore federal government contracting opportunities through various certifications, including assistance to businesses owned and managed by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.  Government set-aside contracts exist for 8(a) Business Development firms, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, HUBZone firms, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, and small businesses.  For more information, call (714) 560-7464 or e-mail Gloria Gomez.

Special loan programs are available for businesses involved with international trade. For more information about this program, please contact Paul Smith or call (714) 560-7448.

If you’d like to know more about SBA’s programs to encourage business growth in the veteran community, call (714) 560-7467 or email Godfrey Hinds at

Contact Christopher Lorenzana (714) 560-7453 if your city, company, or organization would like to work with SBA on a project, initiative, or economic development activity.  If you are a subject matter expert or are interested in presenting to a small business/entrepreneur audience, you can contact Christopher as well.