Business Consulting Services

Financial Management


Webinar Training


Business Management

Business Training

Special Assistance


Associate Consultant Program


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:


Gain the knowledge needed to make your business excel by attending our training classes held throughout Central California. Classes are offered in specialized subjects and management basics for new business ventures.

The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network also offers business planning classes for start-up and existing businesses based on the Kauffman Foundation and NxLevel curriculum.

View a current list of our training events and workshops.

Areas of training include:

  • Accounting/budgeting
  • Business planning
  • Cash flow management
  • Computers in small business
  • Customer relations
  • International trade
  • Legal issues
  • Managing a business
  • Managing employees
  • Marketing/sales
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • SBIR and STTR
  • Tax planning
  • Technology, including e-commerce

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Past Training Events

New State Business Tax Credits Workshop || September 18, 2014

Keeping Peace with the Taxman || August 19, 2014

4th Annual Growing Opportunities Career Fair || March 11, 2015

For More Information Please Visit CSUB BPA Page

Career Fair Flyer