Entrepreneurs

The City of Burbank champions the entrepreneurial spirit and supports programs that nurture and inform the next generation of business talent. We offer many programs that provide opportunities for the start-up and small business community including networking and educational opportunities through our Burbank Tech Talk events, free consulting services to help create a business plan or obtain financing, business concierge services to guide you through the City’s process and customized training opportunities to help your employees reach their potential.

For more information, consulting appointments, or customized training opportunities, please contact us at 818.238.5198 or econdev@burbankca.gov.

Burbank, CA tech talks

Stay tuned for our next Burbank Tech Talk event, schedule will be end of summer 2022. 

Click the links below to view previously recorded Tech Talk Webinars:

The Burbank Tech Talks are organized by The City of Burbank and The Burbank Chamber of Commerce, in Partnership with Techfire.

Consulting services in Burbank, CA

Consulting and Job Seeker Services

Consulting
One-on-one professional business consulting services are offered free to Burbank entrepreneurs and businesses in partnership with the Burbank Public Library. Led by experts from SCORE, a nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a broad range of topics are available for mentorship including:

  • How to Start or Grow Your Business
  • Financing Opportunities For Your Business
  • Operational Management
  • And much more!

Services are currently available virtually online Tuesday's and Thursday's between 11am - 2pm. Consulting services are by appointment only, to sign up for a 1-hour appointment, please visit: Burbank Score

For access to free business templates, eguides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos and other helpful resources, visit the SCORE website.

Valley Economic Alliance Business Assistance Program
The Alliance helps businesses strengthen their fundamentals through a network of pro bono, reputable advisors. Free consultations are available to help business owners to identify opportunities, resolve problems, and make important decisions that impact their businesses.  For more information, please visit: The Valley Economic Alliance

Job Seeker Resources
Burbank Employment Connection provides access to free tools and resources for job seekers including job search, resume writing, unemployment assistance, interview coaching, and more. Tools for learners and veteran's resources are also available. Click here for more information.

Training opportunities in Burbank, CA

Customized Business Training Opportunities

Free, specialized, on-site training for you and your employees to help meet the unique needs of your business. Limited to Burbank businesses only. Sample topics include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Managing Conflicts

Co-working Spaces

Collaborative work spaces are a hotbed for attracting and fostering new talent and reflect Burbank's entrepreneurial spirit.