Small Business
Startup Program

The six-week course, Roadmap for Entrepreneurship Success, covers nine modules including business and marketing planning, financial training, assistance with accessing capital, and more. Private coaching sessions with the instructor also included.

Workshop Series

Each month we partner with a different community business leader to teach educational workshops on various business-related topics. Open to everyone.


Individual time with our client navigator to work on everything from securing a location, to outlining a business plan, hiring employees, applying for grants and funding, creating websites and more.

Ready. Set. Launch.

We are always looking for new entrepreneurs to help launch. We are always ready to provide critical tools and resources to those tired of working multiple jobs yet still unable to get ahead financially. Bring your hopes, hesitations, and big dreams and we’ll help you begin to pave your own empowering path to small-business ownership.

Call us at: (714) 756-2006 or  email us at

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CIELO Lens Fest: Picture Day and Networking Extravaganza

CIELO Lens Fest: Picture Day and Networking Extravaganza

Join us for a day of fun at our first CIELO Lens Fest. Network and enjoy some delicious tacos! Professional headshots are also available.View on Eventbrite




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Entrepreneurship in Action

We’re open-minded and resourceful, which ensures aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and all variety of small business concepts can benefit from our programming. Here are a few examples of ideas we’ve helped transform into thriving ventures:

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There are nonprofits in the region that support mainstream entrepreneurs aspiring toward hi-tech and high-growth ventures. Only CIELO is focused on serving immigrant, minority, and under-resourced entrepreneurs. But we can’t do it alone. Please consider supporting these enterprising, entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Small in resources, but big on local impact, they are the backbone of economic stability in their families, their neighborhoods, and their communities.

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