Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

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Consulting services are at no cost

Central California SBDC consulting services are offered at no cost to clients through partial funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and our six host institutions plus other key partnerships.

Completely confidential

Our consulting services are confidential and tailored to your specific needs. All of our SBDC staff members and consultants adhere to strict confidentiality and security policies and procedures in accordance with SBDC accreditation standards.

Our expert consultants and advisors have extensive experience

Our expert consultants are experienced in a variety of business functional areas, industries and specialties.

Training opportunities are offered at no cost or at a nominal fee

Our seminars and training opportunities are often offered at no-cost or a nominal fee. Each SBDC service location maintains their Center’s training events and respective pricing. View our calendar of upcoming events.

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The Central CA Small Business Development Center is a regional network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Economic Development Corporation and Regional Hosts. The regional host of the network is the University of Merced. The Central CA Regional SBDC and its affiliate SBDC Centers are nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.