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California State University, Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center

The California State University, Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center (CSUMB SBDC) is part of a nationwide program that provides business technical assistance to small businesses.

The CSUMB SBDC is locally hosted by California State University, Monterey Bay and regionally hosted by the University of California, Merced in partnership with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Signing Up For Services
Signing up for services from the CSUMB SBDC is simple. Just click HERE. Enter your information for the First Name, Last Name and E-mail Address fields and then click on the "Proceed With Sign-Up" button.

The services provided by the CSUMB SBDC include covering the basics of start-up, marketing a product or service and financing a small business. Other topic specific workshops are offered as community needs are assessed.

It is the vision of the CSUMB SBDC to be the premier provider of business development services in the Monterey, San Benito and South Santa Clara Counties.

Mission Statement
The CSUMB SBDC was established to meet the specialized needs of small business owners in communities throughout eastern Monterey, western San Benito and southern Santa Clara Counties. It’s mission is to promote the development and growth of effective and ethical small businesses that can excel in today’s diverse, global economy.

The CSUMB SBDC team members are innovative and dedicated professionals with high ethical standards who are fully dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. The CSUMB SBDC’s values are based upon a set of five (5) key principles that will help guide and drive objectives. These principles are as follows:

  • Leadership that Promotes Excellence
  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Financial Transparency
  • Operational Integrity
  • Continuous Performance Improvement


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CSUMB Small Business Development Center. 425 Belden Street (mail to P.O. Box 540), Gonzales, CA 93926
Phone: (831) 675-SBDC (7232)      Fax (831) 675-7234       Email: - custom website design for small business, real estate and marketing companies © Copyright 2011 California State University, Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center (CSUMB SBDC). Web site designed by

This cooperative agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of California, Merced. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Any opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the CSUMB SBDC; 425 Belden Street (mail to P.O. Box 540), Gonzales, CA 93926 at (831) 675-SBDC (7232).