Cal Coastal SBDCServing Monterey and San Benito Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Cal Coastal SBDC

The Cal Coastal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in Monterey and San Benito Counties.

Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, we can provide expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at low to no cost assistance. We help entrepreneurs launch companies, create and retain jobs, and attract capital investment.

The Cal Coastal SBDC is a part of the Central CA SBDC Network which since 2003 has assisted thousands of companies, from start-ups to established firms; helped to create and retain over 10,000 jobs; and created more than $435 million in loans and equity.

Find out how we can help you to start, grow and succeed!

Services for New and Existing Businesses

SBDC Constulting

Consulting

No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in finance, marketing, and more.
Business Training

Training

Intensive training, bootcamps, workshops, & events designed to strengthen businesses like yours.

Resources

A host of online resources and tools available.

Central California SBDC Spotlight

How H.R. 5050 Changed Entrepreneurship For Women

Women as entrepreneurs have come a long way in shaping the nation’s economic landscape since the women’s business ownership act of 1988, also known as H.R. 5050. The 30-day countdown begins to mark 30-years of H.R. 5050 advancing generations of women in small business. Woman or not, the Central CA SBDC Network seeks to propel all aspiring entrepreneurs with informational resources for capital, education, and technical assistance to start, grow, and succeed in their small business ventures.

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The Central CA Small Business Development Center is a regional network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Economic Development Corporation and Regional Hosts. The regional host of the network is the University of Merced. The Central CA Regional SBDC and its affiliate SBDC Centers are nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.