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BUSINESS STARTS & EXPANSIONS

650

150

488

113

325

75

163

0

38

0

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

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MY

$184 million in financing (loans & equity) for small business clients.

CLIENTS

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING HOURS

2500

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15000

Linda Parker Sanpei Co-Founder, Sanpei Optics San Luis Obispo, CA - Cal Poly SBDC

11250

1250

7500

625

0

3750

0

TOTAL FINANCING OBTAINED $15,000,000

high quality education, consulting, support for innovation, access to information and tools necessary to build successful sustainable businesses.

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

20%

5.0%

15%

3.8%

10%

2.5%

5%

1.3%

0

0

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

1% 5%

6% 37%

$7,500,000

$3,750,000

0

2010 2011

entrepreneurs and small businesses with

SALES GROWTH

❚ New Jobs Created = 219

$11,250,000

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

2010 2011

1875

2010 2011

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

CMY

K

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

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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

.9%

JOBS CREATED & JOBS RETAINED

4.8%

is a partnership between the U.S. Small

ECONOMIC IMPACT DATA

Economic Success Indicators

4.7%

The University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network (UCM-SBDC)

16.1%

12/13/12

2010 2011

2

2010 2011

UCMerced SBDC collateral bro2.pdf

9%

*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

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