The UC Merced(SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Merced and Mariposa Counties, thereby enhancing individual, family, community and regional prosperity.
Complimentary Services for New and Existing Businesses
No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in finance, marketing, and more.
Live and locally produced, our one-hour weekly “Webinar Wednesday” provides pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners.
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.
Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will be joined by 9 presenters and lenders who will provide information on small business financing and capital options. Topics will include $5,000 to $10,000 loan programs, equity programs from angels to underserved venture capital, alternative sources of funding such as fintech and hard money, micro and credit score based loans, and more.
Find out How we can help you to start, grow and succeed!
Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, we can provide expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at low to no cost assistance.
Your Local SBDC center is a part of the Central CA SBDC Network which since 2003, has assisted thousands of companies, from start-ups to established firms; helped to create and retain over 10,000 jobs; and created more than $435 million in loans and equity.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.