Next Cohort: Coming 2022

Building Healthy Communities, One Successful Business at a Time

USC Bridges to Business has

graduated over 240 business owners


The goal of the Bridges to Business Success Program is to provide you customized and comprehensive support from industry experts and consultants that will accelerate the growth of local small business enterprises that possess high-growth potential.


Bridges offers tailored educational assistance and tools to assist you in preparing an effective business plan, understand how to acquire access to capital to grow your business, successfully market your enterprise via the Internet and social media, learn how to be a dynamic leader in your own business and much, much more.


We also offer support and referrals in acquiring business certifications that will develop your status and expertise to compete for contracts in government, publicly-owned corporations, privately-owned and foreign-owned businesses, educational institutions and hospitals.

Congratulations to our 2021 graduating cohort!

Who should apply?

Existing business owners in the industries of construction, manufacturing, retail, professional services

Woman, Veteran and Minority-owned businesses

Start up, micro and emerging small businesses 

Traditional "brick and mortar" or online businesses welcome


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