SBDC counselors can offer individual advice and guidance concerning the formation, management, financing and operation of your business. Counseling is provided at no charge to qualified businesses (the business must have less than 500 employees). Individuals who are considering starting a business are also eligible for counseling.

SBDC counselors have significant experience in the private sector, and many have extensive management and financial consulting backgrounds. The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network also uses qualified faculty, students and volunteers to enhance the counseling services. SBDC counselors are highly regarded by clients for their business skills and expertise. All counseling is confidential.

To request an appointment with a consultant near you, please select your county:

View the California SBDC Network.

If your county is not listed above, go to the ASBDC Web site to find your local SBDC office.