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4305 University Ave Ste 360
San Diego, CA  92105

+1 (619) 266-6237

Small Business Coaching

Beyond our amazing programs, we also offer 1-on-1 business coaching to our clients. Coaching is meant to give you the opportunity to ask a subject matter expert questions pertaining to a certain aspect of your business and receive valuable feedback. The coolest thing about this is that it is all FREE! Yes, FREE! We have business owners who have been in their field for years and have made themselves available to help the next entrepreneur get to where they are trying to go.

To learn about the new National Urban League and SBA Community Navigator Program, please use this link.  Contact our office and we will send you information on upcoming workshops.

Business Coaching Requirements

Before you can begin receiving coaching, there are certain things that we need participants to do. We have organized them based on if you are seeking coaching while in a program versus seeking coaching while not enrolled in a program.

If you are currently in a program:

  1. Have completed all intake paperwork.
  2. Have attended 3 Urban League webinars.
  3. Have completed the coaching request survey.

If you are NOT currently in a program:

Client Intake Survey

How to Prepare for a Coaching Session


We are extremely grateful to have the coaches that we have giving time out their busy schedule to assist aspiring and current entrepreneurs. In us being appreciative of their time, we want to make sure you maximize their availability and willingness to assist you. Proper preparation does exactly that. Below is a short list of things that you should have completed before a coaching session:

  1. Identify a specific aspect of your business that you want professional guidance with. Saying you need help with everything doesn’t allow us to truly help you. It tells us that you haven’t done the work to truly decipher what you need to prioritize currently.
  2. Be able to speak on what you have already done related to this specific business aspect. Please don’t show up and say you haven’t done anything. You should have done your own research. Even if you came across 5 different sources all saying different things, at least you have 5 different perspectives to talk through during your meeting.
  3. Have all your documents in one place. One of the key ways to tell how prepared someone is during a meeting is by their ability to quickly access relevant documents. When someone has to take a minute or two to find something, it shows they didn’t properly prepare.
  4. Be clear on the way you are meeting with your coach. This may seem rudimentary but there are too many instances where someone has selected to meet via Microsoft Teams but miss the meeting because they expected a phone call. Check, double check, and then triple check the platform in which you’re meeting with your coach.
  5. Prepare questions! And please bring the questions that you have deemed crazy!
    Be on time! Again, these are busy people. Please respect them enough to be on time!

Small Business Development

We started the support for small businesses with resource links, coaching, and networking opportunities designed to help clients walk in wholeness, thrive with economic stability, and be aware of social responsibility.


People of color are changing the way America does business. The buying power of African-American and Latino consumers tops $1 trillion annually, and research indicates that these groups are also the fastest growing number of new small business owners.

Business startups are key to job and wealth creation, and through the work of the Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Center Program, people across the country are being empowered to establish new ventures every day.

Our coaches, who are trusted community members, enable minority entrepreneurs who are running their businesses as sole proprietors, to thrive by growing revenue and creating jobs.  With our organization, you will get tools and coaching that is connected to a national support system under the umbrella of the National Urban League network.


The Number One Challenge Facing 80% of Small Business Owners is a Lack of Capital and Cashflow

An analysis of a 2018 Guidant Financial small business survey, underscored that obtaining credit is more difficult for African Americans than for any other group.

Interested parties should submit a short description (no more than 300 words) of the proposed presentation. Please include a synopsis of the developments you regard as crucial, as well as your vision for how best to take an audience on a thrilling tour.

Please use these links to connect with resources, coaching, and networking opportunities: