About Us

Our Mission

The CSUB Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has the primary mission of promoting the development and growth of small businesses by providing high quality business assistance throughout Kern, Mono, and Inyo Counties.

The CSUB SBDC assists Kern, Mono, and Inyo Counties' entrepreneurs and small business owners through providing one-on-one consulting,small business training and research.

Direct Mission

Our program is dedicated to promoting economic growth in our community and our neighboring communities. We provide confidential one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more. We have the resources to help you start, grow or manage your business and, as a non-profit organization; most of our services are free.

We also offer low-cost training events and workshops to help you strengthen your business knowledge and apply it immediately to your business plans.


Small business is the engine of economic growth. There are currently over 22 million small businesses in America — and the number is growing rapidly, with over 800,000 started last year, alone. Small business accounts for 99% of all U.S. businesses. It employs 53% of the private work force and contributes over half of the nation's private gross domestic product.

Our network of centers has continued to significantly impact the central California economy.

Economic Impact

July 2003 to April 10, 2010
Small Business Clients 10,820
Consulting Hours 47,729
Business Start-Ups 443
Jobs Created or Retained 3,371
Change in Sales $39,013,285
New Capital Investment $135,422,504