BUSINESS STARTS & EXPANSIONS
Each year the UC Merced SBDC Regional Network participates in a national Economic Impact Study of clients who receive five or more hours of consulting. “The SBDC program in the Central California Region makes a positive contribution to the economy” states Dr. James J. Chrisman, researcher, University of Mississippi.
SBDCs Generate More Revenue Than They Cost* Return on Investment The UC Merced SBDC program generated
Business Administration, UC Merced and
❚ $6.01 in new capital was raised from external sources per $1 dollar spent on the SBDC program
California. As part of a nationally accredited program of more than 1,100
❚ $16.5 million in new financing was obtained by clients as a result of SBDC consulting
centers, the UCM-SBDC is the most extensive provider in Central California for M
business assistance. Since 2003, the SBDC program has helped create more than
$184 million in financing (loans & equity) for small business clients.
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING HOURS
Linda Parker Sanpei Co-Founder, Sanpei Optics San Luis Obispo, CA - Cal Poly SBDC
TOTAL FINANCING OBTAINED $15,000,000
high quality education, consulting, support for innovation, access to information and tools necessary to build successful sustainable businesses.
Independent Analysis ❚ Increased Sales = $8,177,270
❚ $1,309,970 tax revenues generated from clients receiving SBDC assistance ❯ California Tax Revenues = $668,638 ❯ Federal Tax Revenues = $641,332
BUSINESS SECTORS SERVED
entrepreneurs and small businesses with
❚ New Jobs Created = 219
The mission of the network provides
UC Merced SBDC Client Businesses Grow Faster and Create More Jobs Than The Average California Business
SBDC CLIENTS CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES
With the guidance of the SBDC, we strengthened our brand, logo, target market and business plan.
Working with the SBDC helped us develop new approaches to different issues, and come up with productive solutions for both the short and long-term. Jonathan Sciabica Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Nick Sciabica & Sons Modesto, CA - Alliance SBDC
Paul Farmer, President & Co-Founder, Office Star Training Salinas, CA - CSUMB SBDC
❚ $3.68 annual tax revenue per $1 dollar spent on the SBDC program
premier local host institutions in Central
I feel in many ways that the SBDC was that ray of sunshine that breaks through when all you see are storm clouds.
41% SERVICE RETAIL OTHER CONSTUCTION MANUFACTURING WHOLESALE
JOBS CREATED & JOBS RETAINED
is a partnership between the U.S. Small
ECONOMIC IMPACT DATA
Economic Success Indicators
The University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network (UCM-SBDC)
UCMerced SBDC collateral bro2.pdf
*As reported by SBDC clients. Data verified by 3rd party research at the University of Mississippi. Survey Time Period: 2010-2011.
The SBDC has been instrumental in helping Variance Reduction International, Inc. (VRI), get critical market information to help us expand our international business opportunities. Mary A. “Sally” Ulman, President, Variance Reduction International, Inc. Bakersfield, CA - CSUB SBDC