Small Business Development Center
California State University Bakersfield
Starting or expanding a business takes more than just a good idea. It takes good information. SBDCs offer free research on a variety of topics that will help you make educated decisions that could mean the difference between success and failure.
Areas of research include:
- Business formation
- Marketing/sales data
- Specific industry trends
- Target market demographics
- Identification of product line manufacturers
- Competitors in specific geographic areas
- General management information
- Sources of capital
CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center © 2010
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of California, Merced. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for individuals with disability will be made if requested in advance.