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

2019 Year End Center Impact Report!

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:25am

Valley Sierra SBDC's 2019 Year End Center Impact Report

January 1st, 2019- December 31st, 2019

See the Video Recap by Clicking here:  2019 Center Impact Report Video

A Message From The Director



Last week I opened my email to find this client comment; “I am extremely excited to find such a great resource. This is exactly what I needed to help develop my business. It’s an honor to have the privilege to work with someone with as much experience and wisdom as Mr. White”. When someone takes the time to write out a comment it really means a lot to our team and reinforces that what we are doing is truly helping our community.

We have a team of 38 expert business advisors that assist in many different areas including business start-up, operations, marketing, digital media, obtaining capital, HR and financial analysis. ALL of this consulting is at no-cost! That is because of our partnerships with Small Business Administration (SBA), California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), Opportunity Stanislaus, as well as many local banks, and cities. Please review link below to see our list of sponsors: 


As we expand with funding from GO-Biz we have been offering many more trainings and workshops to help our small business owners Start, Grow and Succeed. Please check out our list of ever evolving training options. Trainings are low and no-cost.

I started my journey of entrepreneurship with my mom in 1979 and know how important it is to have a mentor, teacher and advisor alongside for the ride. As you meet aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, encourage them to reach out to the Valley Sierra SBDC.

            A big thank you to our partners and collaborators for helping us

 make 2019 a rewarding and successful year!!


-Katy Winders, Director, Valley Sierra SBDC



In 2019 The Valley Sierra SBDC assisted in:

  •  45 New Business Starts – 4.65% Growth vs. 2018
  •  288 Jobs Created – 388.14% Growth vs. 2018
  •   $9,450,254 Capital Funding and Investment
  •  569 Clients Counseled – 27.87% Growth vs. 2018
  •  285 New Clients Counseled – 31.34% Growth vs. 2018
  •   3,528 Total Counseling hours – 27.79% Growth vs. 2018
  •   84 Training Classes Held – 82.61% Growth vs. 2018
  •  1,747  Trainee’s in Attendance – 108.47% Growth vs. 2018


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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.