Central CA SBDC Regional Network
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed
"The SBDC is a true friend to the Small Business Community! They were very helpful in assisting us with securing COVID related funds (both PPP and EIDL). These funds came at a critical time. Had this infusion of funds not sustained our business, we could not have achieved the growth in sales, nor would we have been able to meet the needs of our loyal customers. With the assistance of our SBDC Consultant (Cy Cerro), we were able to obtain two rounds of PPP funding and an EIDL. The capital infusion of $343,622 sustained us during our darkest hours and provided us with the necessary resources to rebuild our business. Gary and Elaine Yervan - Owners
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The Vault Jewelers

We opened our business 30 years ago in a small space in the Fig Garden shopping center located in Fresno, CA.  Through our commitment to customer service and our community relationships we have been able to substantially grow our business.  The Vault Jewelers was relocated to a larger space in 2006.   Our business has grown from $500,000 a year to over $3.2 Million a year. 

We have become a leader in the jewelry industry in the Fresno community.   Although we were forced to close during the COVID pandemic we successfully increased our revenues in 2021 by over $91,000.


SBDC Assistance

  • Business Financing

  • Business Management

  • Cash Flow Management

Economic Impact

  • $343,622 in funding

  • $91,491 increase in sales

  • 8 jobs supported

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