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Welcome to the WBC at JEDI

Welcome to the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at JEDI Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with engaging and effective services that support you as a person, assist your business to start, grow and get funded, and generate local wealth and opportunity. Our goal is to provide in-depth, substantive, outcome-oriented business services to women (and men) entrepreneurs, both nascent and established business owners, a representative number of whom are socially and economically disadvantaged.  

WBC services include:  

  • entrepreneurial and financial awareness training  
  • coaching and business development consultation  
  • workshops and webinars on business topics  
  • marketing consulting and guidance on establishing a digital presence
  • access to capital consulting and events  
  • federal contracting opportunities  
  • export assistance  
  • and much more through the network of SBA and other business development partners. 

The Women's Business Center was established in 2014 and is hosted by JEDI, a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to increase the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation. Since 1997, JEDI has served over 9,500 clients who after coming to JEDI started more than 1,000 businesses, accessed at least $10.3 million in business capital with 1,000 loans/grants/equity investments, and created and retained 2,612 jobs for the owners and others. Learn more about JEDI www.jedieconomy.org

We are funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership.  

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of over 100 educational centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses and the WBC at JEDI sits on the steering committee for the California Women’s Business Center Network. WBCs seek to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.  

Your business is our economy, so let us see how we can help you get started today!  

For more information about the WBC at JEDI, contact the WBC Director Trisha Funk at

530-926-6670 (888-926-6670) x202. 

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