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University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network

The SBDC program is a job creation and job retention program that assists business owners and entrepreneurs with business plans, loan package proposals, advises on financial systems and projections, evaluates plans for expansion, provides analysis and assistance on cash flow issues, provides technology needs assessment along with important research, international trade and procurement assistance. In addition to the free one-on-one business consulting, the management team offers a variety of workshops and seminars. The UC Merced’s SBDC network is a nationally accredited program, largely funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The UC Merced SBDC Network is the leader in providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with business assistance throughout Central California and the Central Coast. UC Merced was awarded the SBA contract in 2003 to serve 14 counties in Central California:   San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Monterey, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, Mono and Inyo.

For a center nearest you see the attached listing.


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UC Merced SBDC Regional Network Service Centers 299Kb
SBDC Economic Impact Sheet 2896Kb