Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Business consulting is provided at no cost to qualified small business owners and key decision makers. To sign up for consulting services, first choose the location where the business is located. Then answer a few questions that help us get a baseline and understand your needs. This process only takes a few minutes and whatever you share remains confidential. 

The local Service Center will contact you and connect you with the appropriate consultant or other resource. You will work together to establish and reach goals (business loan, equity capital, market research, etc.). You willl meet with your consultant in-person, on the phone, over the internet – whatever works for your schedule. Think of it as having another confidential member on your team - someone who is specifically focused on the business goal you identified as most important - and at no cost to you.

To get started, simply select your location.

The Central California SBDC Network has five full time Centers serving 14 counties to provide businesses with expert consulting, workshops, and technical assistance. Select the Center nearest you and contact them for further information.

Cal Poly CIE SBDC

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San Luis Obispo

CSU Bakersfield SBDC

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Kern, Inyo, Mono

Cal Coastal SBDC

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Monterey, San Benito

Valley Community SBDC

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Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings

Valley Sierra SBDC

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Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
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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.