Fresno State Small Business Development Center

The Fresno State Small Business Development Center assists existing businesses to be competitive in a complex marketplace and helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership.  Fresno State Small Business Development Center, an initiative administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State began services in May of 2018. We go above and beyond to provide business resources and the necessary tools that entrepreneurs need to start and/or grow their small business.

 

Fresno State Small Business University

Fresno State Small Business Development Center is supported by the Small Business University which connects Fresno State students and community partners to foster an excellent service network for the small businesses and entrepreneurs in the San Joaquin Valley.  With oversight from SJV RDC staff, Fresno State student interns are matched with new or seasoned small business owners to help identify small business strategies and provide technical assistance in a variety of topics.

The Small Business Development Center and Small Business University can assist you in a wide variety of topics, including those listed below! We also offer Workshops and Trainings throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Contact us for more information or to set up a meeting with our Program Coordinator 559-278-0718

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

› Cash Flow Management

› Funding Options

› Bookkeeping and Accounting

› Loan Application Assistance

› Financial Analysis and Projections

BUSINESS PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

› Business Plan Development

› Business Start-Up Assistance

› Expansion and Growth

› Licensing and Permits

MARKETING

› Identifying Market Niches

› Advertising and Promotional Strategies

› Branding/Logo Design

› Marketing Plan Development

› Web design

› Pricing, Products and Services

› Social Media / Product Videos

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUSINESS

› How to become an energy efficient business

› Energy efficient trends and new technology

› Funding opportunities for energy efficient upgrades

Resource workshops are free to the public, but individualized technical assistance may include a nominal fee.  Please call for more information about specific program fees.  559.278-0718.

*Fresno State Small Business University is an initiative of the San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State.

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