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TRIC Robotics Wins 2024 Business of the Year Award

San Luis Obispo, CA - TRIC Robotics has been awarded the 2024 Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center (SBDC) “Business of the Year” Award for their significant business and technology achievements. 

Posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 10:59am

Seventh Annual AngelCon Pitch Competition Awards Startups a Total of $215,000 in Equity Investment

Investors award startup Nexstera Tech and Mense $215,000 in equity-backed funding while Little Feet Packaging, Inc. wins $1,560 for the Audience Choice Award at the AngelCon 2024 event. 


Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 1:34pm

Want to Start a Home Day Care Business?

Don’t wait! This is the time to start a childcare business. Nearly 23 million children ages 5 and under live in the United States, with 71% living in households in which all parents work.

Posted on: Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 5:55pm

No cost training program for new home daycare businesses

Nurture is a nonprofit that works with community-based organizations, small business development centers, and child care resource and referral agencies. They provide child care training programs for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a home daycare business.

Posted on: Friday, September 15, 2023 - 6:02pm

Central Valley Native Economic Summit

Come spend the day at our new casino and network with key agencies, organizations and Native owned companies to help you start or grow your business. Keynote Speaker: Tara Lynn Gray, Director State of California Office of Business Advocate 

Posted on: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 10:33am

2023 SBDC Day Luncheon was a Resounding Success

A heartfelt congratulations to the well-deserved awardees who were recognized at the 2023 SBDC Day Luncheon on 3/15/23:


Fresno County Business of the Year - Full Circle Brewing Company, Fresno, CA

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2023 - 2:28pm

Capital Summit to provide small business funding options Oct. 7

Small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow or start their business will have access to dozens funding options at the FREE Eastern Sierra Capital Summit on Friday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 

Posted on: Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 6:31pm


Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host six brilliant tech-driven startups from Central California in a pitch competition to win $100,000+ in equity-backed funding at the fifth annual AngelCon on Thursday, April 21st at 5 p.m...

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 8:39am

SBA Fresno District Office To Honor Local Company During National Small Business Week

The SBA Fresno District office today announced three San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast companies as 2022’s outstanding small businesses. These companies will be honored next month during National Small Business Week.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 4:16pm

100 episodes and counting: CSUB business webinars 'rare and credible source of timely, easily understood information'

Modesty always looks better on heroes than boastfulness, and so it's to the credit of Bakersfield small-business counselor Kelly Bearden when he downplays his own role as a reason why the weekly webinar he hosts has become a lifeline to entrepreneurs during the pandemic....

Posted on: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 7:03pm

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