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How H.R. 5050 Changed Entrepreneurship For Women

Women as entrepreneurs have come a long way in shaping the nation’s economic landscape since the women’s business ownership act of 1988, also known as H.R. 5050. The 30-day countdown begins to mark 30-years of H.R. 5050 advancing generations of women in small business.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:18am

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

This article provides 75 quotes to motivate you and your team. If an employee went out of their way to service a customer or help out a co-worker, do not hesitate to praise them.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:40pm

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Do not let sourcing funds be an impediment to owning a business. With a commitment to succeed and a small investment, starting a business is easier than you may think. You can be up and running in a matter of days! Read more...

Posted on: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 5:01pm

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.

Posted on: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:35pm

Optimizing your Website Address

Your URL, also known as your domain name, is a marketing message, and how you present it says a lot to your audience - especially if you're targeting an audience 40 or under. Presenting it the way you did 20, 10 or even 5 years ago risks being 'out of sync' with what your audience expects to see...

Posted on: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:53am

Central Valley small businesses honored

Central Valley Business Times, MERCED October 3, 2017 10:09am

•  SBDC Network Announces Small Businesses of the Year
•  “These business owners are making a difference in their communities”

Posted on: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 2:30pm

How are businesses financed?

Published report by the SBA's Office of Advocacy 

Posted on: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 2:28pm

Millennials and small business go well together, study says

Millennials — Americans born between 1980 and 2000 — may be the most entrepreneurial generation ever. A new study shows Millennials have more experience with small business and greater desire to start businesses than previous generations. But the study also demonstrates a continuing need for...

Posted on: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 2:26pm

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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.