Boost your local business

CSUDH Innovation Incubator
Small Business Growth Academy (SBGA)

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If you run a small business, the CSUDH Innovation Incubator wants to help your business grow.

The CSUDH Innovation Incubator has pioneered a special program designed to help small businesses achieve the growth they all are seeking. Through innovative partnerships with cities, counties, and local community organizations, the CSUDH Innovation Incubator provides a nearly 3 month-long program to help small businesses learn to thrive in their local communities. 

Interested in the program in your community? Just hit the apply button and we’ll be in touch soon! 


Selected small businesses in the city with up to 100 employees and/or revenue up to $20 million per year.


There will be 10 weekly workshops with homework and/or group work outside of the learning environment, culminating in a showcase on Week 11.


11 consecutive Fridays. 

7:30-8:00 am Light continental breakfast

8:00-10:00 am Workshop sessions to grow your business


Sessions will be held in your city at a local venue AND/OR at the CSUDH Innovation Incubator:
1000 E Victoria Street,
Carson CA 90747
Bldg: I&I 2110

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Small business owners high five in their shop.

Topics Include

  • 1). Management & Leadership:
    Small Business Leadership
    Human Resources & Talent
  • 2). Sales and Marketing:
    Advertising & Outreach
    Digital Presence
    Physical Presence
    Growth Strategies
  • 3). Technology Tools :Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools
    Customer Relationship (CRM) Tools
    Small Business Software
  • 4). Small Business Financing: Profit First Approach
    Loans & Debt Financing
    Equity Financing
    Alternative Financing
    Grants & Special Programs

Additional Information

Continuing Education Units: Two (2) CEUs for participants who request it and complete the program.

Cost of the Academy: The $995 fee per participant is frequently subsidized by the local city or community organization .

Are you ready to grow your business? Space is limited! Get on the waitlist for the next cohort.

Got questions? Contact or call 310-243-3444.