Valley Sierra SBDCServing Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties,
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Valley Sierra SBDC

The Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, thereby enhancing individual, family, community and regional prosperity.

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.

The Valley Sierra SBDC 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 the $435 million in loans and equity.

Find out how we can help you to start, grow and succeed!

Services for New and Existing Businesses

SBDC Constulting

Consulting

No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in finance, marketing, and more.
Business Training

Training

Intensive training, bootcamps, workshops, & events designed to strengthen businesses like yours

Resources

A host of online resources and tools available

Central California SBDC Spotlight

Minority Women in Small Business

11 Strategies to Lead and Succeed as a Minority Woman

All businesses face economic and workforce challenges. Businesses owned by African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other minority women including those with disabilities tend to be small and face additional challenges in competing with larger proprietors. Many have chosen to focus on working hard to rise above their ethnic and minority barriers and allow the company's success to take the forefront. This article provides tips to focus on your competitive advantage, promote your business visibility, and ease tension with a sense of humor.

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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.