Hosts and Partners

CSUB Small Business Development Center is one of five service centers that is overseen by the UCE Merced SBDC Regional Network. The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of California, Merced.

On July 1, 2003 the University of California, Merced was awarded a $1.7 million Small Business Administration grant to support the growth of small business in the 15-county region of Central California. As such, the University established the UC Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network Office. The Network Office oversees five SBDC service centers and two satellite centers in Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Monterey/Gonzales, Merced and Modesto. Our goal is to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses, to help small businesses expand and to provide the information small business owners need to make critical decisions.

We would like to express our gratitude for the generous support of each our service center host institutions.