Urban Business Resource Center (UBRC)

What Is UBRC?

UBRC was created tadvance the mission of the Central San Diego Black Chamber of CommerceUBRC will provide cohorts an extensive network of entrepreneurs, mentors, courses, and resources. We will also hold office hours, workshops, capacity-building initiatives, and other activities to expand community, business, and entrepreneurial needs. Services offered will equip entrepreneurs with the resources, access, and tools to grow their community and business.  

UBRC Model

Courses and Instructors

Our courses were designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to learn business theory and application. Our instructors are pillars of the community, passionate about educating and providing real world insight. 

View a list of our Courses and Instructors,

Collaborative Hub for the Community, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

We have awarded $1 million in COVID relief grants to San Diego Black businesses, and provided business coaching to REOPEN, RECOVER, REBUILD. 

Internships/ Mentorships/
Job Creation

Internships provide an understanding of a company's culture and expectations,  while diving into "what it takes" to thrive in entrepreneurship.

Provides individuals, students, and businesses opportunities to gain knowledge, work experience, and deeper insight in a field of interest. 

Creation of Wealth Through Investment Strategies 

Our mission to narrow the wealth gap within Black communities starts with providing resources and tools to invest in their future.

Our courses are designed to introduce practical solutions to address the generational wealth gap. 

Courses and Instructors

Meet our instructors and learn about the courses they teach.

Director | CONNECT ALL

Alex Waters

Teaches Business Fundamentals

Understanding the problem your business or idea solves while identifying your customers is vital. This course will help discover your target customer and use data analytics to create and achieve business goals.

Managing Partner | RG Alliance

Ryan Saathoff

Financial Intelligence


Understanding your business's financial health will drive decisions and equip you with the knowledge to access capital. Learn how to read and interpret your business financials to achieve short and long term goals.

CEO | Wiser Way Media

Erika Wise

Digital Marketing


Create strategies to elevate, market, digitize, and monetize your business. Through marketing theories and concepts, this course will apply techniques with the goal of growing your business, startup, or idea.

Creator | Theatre Corner

Michael Taylor

Video Content and Production


Thinking about creating a video, documentary, or podcast? Learn how to turn your idea from concept to production using high quality video and audio applications.

Partner | HCAP


Hope Mago

Concepts of Capital


Want to obtain capital from investors? Are you ready to pitch your idea or startup? Connect with a expert to determine if your business is ready for funding.

Principal | Meyers Nave Law Firm

Janice Brown

Contracts, Negotiations, and Business Law


The legal aspects of business can be intimidating.Learn the importance of retaining counsel to protect your business affairs.

CEO U.S. Business Association of E-Commerce

Tayde Aburto

E-Commerce Solutions


Have an E-Commerce Business? Learn to how to compete in domestic and global markets to maximize growth.

Founder | Regionarate LLC


Linda Fowler

Non-Profit / Grant Management


Starting a nonprofit? Learn the structure, regulations, compliance, and funding opportunities.

Regional Director | San Diego/Imperial County SBDC

Danny Fitzgerald 

Access to Capital


Seeking funding to start your business? Learn about federal funding programs and qualifications to start your enterprise.


Founder | SIP Wine & Beer


Cassandra Schaeg

Sales and Operations


Looking to increase sales and operational goals? Launching a business in the food and beverage industry? Dive into the realm of front and back of hours operations.

Business Development | CSUSM


Miguel de Jesus

Business Development


Business development is essential to entrepreneurial and small business growth. Learn networking techniques to align your business for success. 

Minority Business Certification Expert

Bruce Mayberry

Obtaining Minority Certifications


Are you interested in obtaining certification as a minority-owned business? Understand the application process and obtain certifications to acquire contracting opportunities.


BOARD MEMBER

DR. RICKY SHABAZZ

President of San Diego City College

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Courses and Instructors

Meet our instructors and learn about the courses they teach.

Director | CONNECT ALL

Alex Waters

Teaches Business Fundamentals

Understanding the problem your business or idea solves while identifying your customers is vital. This course will help discover your target customer and use data analytics to create and achieve business goals.

Creator | Theatre Corner

Michael Taylor

Video Content and Production


Thinking about creating a video, documentary, or podcast? Learn how to turn your idea from concept to production using high quality video and audio applications.

CEO U.S. Business Association of E-Commerce

Tayde Aburto

E-Commerce Solutions


Have an E-Commerce Business? Learn to how to compete in domestic and global markets to maximize growth.

Founder | SIP Wine & Beer


Cassandra Schaeg

Sales and Operations


Looking to increase sales and operational goals? Launching a business in the food and beverage industry? Dive into the realm of front and back of hours operations.

Managing Partner | RG Alliance

Ryan Saathoff

Financial Intelligence


Understanding your business's financial health will drive decisions and equip you with the knowledge to access capital. Learn how to read and interpret your business financials to achieve short and long term goals.

Partner | HCAP

Hope Mago

Concepts of Capital


Want to obtain capital from investors? Are you ready to pitch your idea or startup? Connect with a expert to determine if your business is ready for funding.

Founder | Regionarate LLC


Linda Fowler

Non-Profit / Grant Management


Starting a nonprofit? Learn the structure, regulations, compliance, and funding opportunities.

Business Development | CSUSM


Miguel de Jesus

Business Development


Business development is essential to entrepreneurial and small business growth. Learn networking techniques to align your business for success. 

President | San Diego City College

Ricky Shabazz

Trade & Mentor Programs


Interested in education and training that leads to a high paying job? Interested in mentoring a student or business? Learn the trade and mentorship opportunities available through the San Diego Community College System.

CEO | Wiser Way Media

Erika Wise

Digital Marketing


Create strategies to elevate, market, digitize, and monetize your business. Through marketing theories and concepts, this course will apply techniques with the goal of growing your business, startup, or idea.

Principal | Meyers Nave Law Firm

Janice Brown

Contracts, Negotiations, and Business Law


The legal aspects of business can be intimidating.Learn the importance of retaining counsel to protect your business affairs.

Regional Director | San Diego/Imperial County SBDC

Danny Fitzgerald 

Access to Capital


Seeking funding to start your business? Learn about federal funding programs and qualifications to start your enterprise.

Minority Business Certification Expert

Bruce Mayberry

Obtaining Minority Certifications


Are you interested in obtaining certification as a minority-owned business? Understand the application process and obtain certifications to acquire contracting opportunities.


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