the business technology cohort

For businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and those seeking to build a business post-​covid, the Small Business Support & Economic Recovery category funding has been awarded to ​support Entrepreneurship in the City of Stockton.

The SBDC-SJC proposed the Business Technology Cohort project to support the business community ​by providing services and resources at no cost to the small business community, and connect ​businesses to federal, state, and local assistance services and experts to help businesses grow and ​maintain competitiveness and expand their market.

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Les Fong

Les Fong has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over ​40 years as owner of Les Fong and Associates, an advertising, ​marketing, and public relations firm in Stockton. He has also served ​at San Joaquin Delta College as an adjunct Advertising and ​Marketing instructor from 1981 to 2010, and as a business consultant ​to the Small Business Development Center since 2009. His ​philanthropic interests are many and varied. He is currently serving ​on a number of boards and committees including the San Joaquin ​County Workforce Investment Board as well as the San Joaquin ​Regional Transit District.


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Small Business Development Center of San Joaquin County

San Joaquin SBDC’s mission is to empower now and next-generation ​entrepreneurs with a prepared, growth mindset through ​transformative insights, resources and guidance.

SJ-SBDC vision is to help Northern California entrepreneurs and small ​businesses become the most resilient, focused, and competitive small ​businesses in the market.

SJ-SBDC values Excellence, Impact, Agility, Innovation, Collaboration, ​and Respect & Integity.