Valley Community SBDCServing Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings counties
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Valley Community SBDC

The Valley Community Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Kings Counties. 

Advisors

Mary Castillo Avalos*

Languages Spoken: Spanish
Loan Packaging, QuickBooks, Implementing Technology Solutions, Software and IT Infrastructure

Geoffrey Bogart*

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Basic Arabic
Business Start-Ups, International Trade

Charles Eason*

SBIR/STTR Consultant

Jose Huitron

Languages Spoken: Spanish
Business Modeling, Customer Development, Business Structure, Optimizing Business Operations, Streamlining Processes, Artifical Intelligence, E-commerce

Rhonda Lowe

Business Plans, Strategic Planning, Traditional Marketing, Sales Strategies, Retail Businesses

Sharon Mikesell

Government Contracting

Claudia Newcorn, MBA

Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, Branding, Marketing Research, Marketing Communications, New Product Development

Tiffany Phillips

Digital and Social Media Marketing Strategy; E-Commerce Consultant

Favian Rodriguez

Languages Spoken: Spanish
Strategic Planning, Loan Packaging, Financial Projections, Cash Flow Management, Sustainable Growth & Profitability, Developing New Products, Franchising and Expansion, Buying/Selling a Business, Retail Businesses, Restaurant Businesses

Lourdes Uranday

Languages Spoken: Spanish
Childcare, Cottage Food, Retail, Restaurant, Food Truck, Human Resources consulting and training

David Waldbauer

Government Contracts Consultant

Complimentary Services for New and Existing Businesses

SBDC Consulting

Consulting

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

Trainings, Events & Workshops

Expert training, boot camps, workshops, & events designed to help you start or strengthen your business.
Webinar

Webinar Wednesdays

Live and locally produced, our one-hour weekly “Webinar Wednesday” provides pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners.

Central California SBDC Spotlight

SBDC Day 2024 Slideshow

On March 20th, Valley Community SBDC hosted the National SBDC Day for the second time! Here is a highlight reel of just a few of the moments from that event. It was a fantastic event where we gave out awards, recognized sponsors, and ate some food!

Click here to watch the slideshow: https://youtu.be/Sq9s2HQufRA

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

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.

Your Local SBDC center 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.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.