Small Business Development Center Regional Network   

The UC Merced Central California SBDC Network provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with high quality education, consulting, support for innovation, access to information and tools necessary to build successful sustainable businesses. The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network assists Central California's entrepreneurs and small business owners through one-on-one business consulting and research.


Core Services

Consulting Services

SBDC consultants offer technical assistance on a large variety of business topics.

Workshops and Training

We offer a variety of workshops, in-depth business training and specialized events to help strengthen your business knowledge. Whether starting a new business or sustaining and expanding on an existing business, we can help guide you through your business for a more successful future.

Research Services

SBDCs offer research on a variety of topics that will help you make educated decisions that could mean the difference between success and failure.


Access online courses, publications, forms and Business Training Network 

Procurement Services

The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network has partnered with the Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to assist small business owners obtain government contracting opportunities.

Veterans Business Support

The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network promotes business ownership and expansion for veterans (Active Duty, National Guard & Reservists) in Central California.

Host Institutions

SBDC Proud Sponsors

University of California, Merced
The first new American research
university in the 21st century,
with a mission of research,
teaching and service.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400

University of California


Top business tips & more on your phone!

Contact Us
Lead Center (Main Office)
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93710
T: (559) 241-7406
F: (559) 241-7422
Toll-Free: (877) UCM-SBDC or (877) 826-7232
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