Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center

“Serving Entrepreneurs in All Disciplines”

Have an idea for a business? Don’t know where to start or how to begin? The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center provides invaluable resources, one-on-one consulting, networking events, and workshops to prepare you for the world of entrepreneurship.

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) is a collaborative effort of the Allan Hancock College business department, local business and industry, local K-12 and post-secondary education, and government. The center offers resources and support for students and individuals within the community to promote and advance small business development.

The SBEC focuses on seven primary areas:

  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Studies at Allan Hancock College
  • Services to Area Businesses
  • Services to Area Resident Workers
  • Regional Business/Entrepreneurship Support
  • Economic Development
  • Promotion of Business & Entrepreneurship Statewide

For more information:

Santa Maria Campus CTE Center
Building K, Room 11
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399

(805) 922-6966 ext. 3374
FAX (805) 347-1256 or (805) 928-3275

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Mary Jovy Pimental

Mary Jovy Pimental
Fashion Merchandising Student

"The counselors and administrators at Hancock challenged and encouraged me to pursue my dream of designing my own clothing line and opening my own retail store. They helped me map out a path to success that includes transferring to a four-year university. I am on the right track thanks to the knowledgeable staff that gave me the courage to change my major from nursing to fashion management."

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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017