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Valley Community SBDC Offices Closed on Monday, July 5th

The offices at Valley Community SBDC will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observation of the 4th of July holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, July 6th. We thank you for your understanding.

Posted on: Monday, June 28, 2021 - 7:58pm

IRS & SBA Host Free Webinar 6/24

This free event on Thursday will cover important Federal and state programs to help California’s small businesses reopen, recover, and succeed. Hear about assistance to help your small business, and ask the experts from IRS, SBA, and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 5:44pm

CalSavers Workshop via Zoom Next Week!

Did you know that California business owners with more than five employees will soon be required by state law to participate in the CalSavers program if they do not offer a retirement savings plan?

Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2021 - 4:06pm

Kings County’s Job Training Center and Valley Community SBDC Join Forces to Benefit Small Businesses

Fresno, CA: As part of their ongoing mission to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, the Valley Community Small Business Development Center (VCSBDC) is opening an outreach office at the America’s Job Center of California in Hanford, CA.


Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:08pm

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Is Open

The SBA is now accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications through the application portal. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. ⁣

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:33pm

The Mercado Night Market

The Mercado Night Market is coming to Downtown Merced. The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the City of Merced are pleased to announce that they will be hosting an outdoor marketplace called "The Mercado," which will be held in downtown Merced on Main & Canal Streets beginning...

Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:23pm

Inner City Capital Connections Program Taking Applications

Valley Community SBDC is pleased to promote this worthwhile training program! Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition-free executive leadership training program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners...

Posted on: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:04pm

YouTube Second Most Popular Search Engine After Google

Video marketing is an important part of your website's SEO.

According to a recent article in Wordstream, YouTube  is the second most popular search engine after Google with over 1 billion users. Even if you aren't into videos, it's a good time to get started.

Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:13am

FREE Menu Master Webinar - Starts April 14

Register for our FREE 3-Part Menu Mastery Series

Join us for The Menu Mastery Webinar Series presented by Tom Bruce of Central Coast Food and Beverage.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:16am

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