Helping Startups and Small Businesses Succeed within SLO County
Dually funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Cal Poly CIE, the Cal Poly Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Innovation is a service center of the UC Merced SBDC Central California Regional Network. By providing high quality business assistance for both start-ups and established companies, the SBDC helps local entrepreneurs launch companies, attract capital investment and create jobs to help contribute to the prosperity of the Central Coast.
With a specific focus on high growth and technology business opportunities, the SBDC helps develop businesses by utilizing:
- experienced consultants offering free and confidential consultation services
- practical, cutting-edge workshops that are open to the community and inspire innovation
- open office hours for walk-in expert consultation
- and an environment filled with entrepreneurial spirit and support.