Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California

Your connection to small business support and resources in Inland Southern California.

Fontana, CA   |  http://www.microbizinsocal.org

Mission

The purpose of the Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California is to create and grow sustainable small businesses and job development by supporting micro business development agencies.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Ms. Pamela Deans

Main address

14050 Cherry Ave Ste R PMB 1108

Fontana, CA 92337 USA

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EIN

83-3903493

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California serves as the portal of small business support and resources in Inland Southern California, connecting small business owners to the help and support they need to start and run successful businesses. The dire situation for the small businesses of Inland Southern California the past two years during the COVID-19 Pandemic has required extraordinary efforts from our small business service providers, microlenders, and community partners. Our no-cost Small Business Assistance Tool helps small business owners gain access to; training, technical assistance, support services and access to capital to individuals starting and growing small businesses in the region who are low and moderate individuals and disadvantaged and underserved populations such as people of color, women, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, Spanish-speaking, LGBTQ+, and veterans.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California

We are a diverse coalition of community leaders dedicated to improving small business development in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including banks, Chambers of Commerce, business associations, and nonprofits as well as universities and community college business departments, business programs, services, microlenders, and city and county agencies understand the importance of successful small businesses for the economy of the region. To assist them, small business service providers and microlenders provide training, counseling, and microloans and rely on our partners to refer small business owners who need their help. The purpose of the Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California is to create and sustain business and jobs through micro-business development.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people
Immigrants
Low-income people
Women

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Microenterprise Collaborative builds the entrepreneurial ecosystem by:

Maximizing the outreach and marketing of small business programs so entrepreneurs can find the resources and capital they need. Our Business Assistance Tool and our revamped website with its “How-to” Business Guides are our front-line assistance to those looking for information and capital about business ownership. Now hundreds of business owners visit our website for help every month. www.microbizinsocal.org

Building the capacity of nonprofit business development programs by acting as a funding intermediary to facilitate the flow of financial support for this critical work.

Expanding micro-business development in underserved areas. The Microenterprise Collaborative has been leading the effort to expand small business development for low and moderate-income residents and businesses in the Inland Empire.

Exploring ways to support micro-business owners becoming employers for the first time or looking to rehire. The Microenterprise Collaborative conducted research to determine what prevented business owners from expanding their businesses by hiring and supported the implementation of a pilot program operated by the IE Women’s Business Centers called “Taking the Leap: from Entrepreneur to Employer.” In 2020, the research was conducted, and preliminary findings are listed on our website: https://microbizinsocal.org/micro-businesses-create-jobs/ The results of the pilot cohort program and recommendations for future programming will be published this year.

Raising public awareness of the importance of micro-business development by hosting regional meetings of the collaborative network of small business providers, and planning and presenting with the FDIC, Federal Reserve, and OCC at the IE Community Development Forum.
We are pleased to report the results of the extraordinary efforts in 2020 of the Collaborative’s small business programs in the region include nearly 19,000 small business owners received training and counseling, 754 jobs were created, and nearly 200 businesses were launched. 1,025 business owners accessed capital for a total of $34, 240,866 in 2020.

For 2022, the Microenterprise Collaborative has committed to launching a marketing campaign to improve outreach and access to business resources and capital which includes; radio PSAs, social media ad buys, op-eds, expanded search engine optimization, and videos, all in English and Spanish.

1.Create a set of communications tools for Small Business Programs,
Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, and Foundations that
demonstrate the value of the Collaborative in achieving the mutual goal
of supporting small business development in the region.
2.Expand the use of the Small Business Assistance Tool by securing
agreements with at least five Government Agency Partners to include the
Collaborative’s webtool on their webpages.
3.Convene the network of Small Business Programs in at least three locations
by June 30, 2022, to support collaboration and to determine the capacity
building needs of the network.
4.Based on the information gleaned during the network convenings, provide a
program that addresses the capacity building needs of the Small Business
Programs by December 31, 2022.
5.Secure foundation funding, expertise, and communication tools that help Small
Business Programs improve their marketing and outreach to small business
owners.
6.Provide at least three public education programs for Financial Institutions that
demonstrate the small business owner referral and development process.
7.Secure the staffing and funding necessary to implement the 2022 Action
Steps of the Strategic Plan.

We are pleased to report the results of the extraordinary efforts in 2020 of the Collaborative’s small business programs in the region include nearly 19,000 small business owners received training and counseling, 754 jobs were created, and nearly 200 businesses were launched. 1,025 business owners accessed capital for a total of $34, 240,866 in 2020.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2022
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Board chair

Mr. Paul Nolta

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

Term: 2022 - 2023

Clemente Mojica

Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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No data

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Disability

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