Central Valley Business Incubator- Small Business Development Center (CVBI-SBDC) is excited to
announce that starting and growing a business just got easier thanks to a $10,000 grant from Bank of
America to support small business.
This $10,000 Bank of America grant will fund high-quality; one-on-one consultations for those who want
to start or strengthen a small business in the four counties of Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings. The
grant funds will also further the development and commercialization of technology based businesses
across our region.
Business support is provided through CVBI-SBDC via consultations with industry experts, workshops and
training, research and online learning services.
“Bank of America’s commitment enables our organization to provide much needed support to grow our
local small businesses and to strengthen our communities,” says Kirk Nagamine, President and CEO of
Central Valley Business Incubator- SBDC in Fresno.
“Fresno’s economic growth is intrinsically tied to the success and vitality of our small business
community,” said Randy Dhindsa, Fresno market president of Bank of America. “Bank of America is fully
committed to supporting small business owners by working with them directly and through important
partners like CVBI-SBDC who provide critical technical support to help new start-ups make their business
dreams a reality.”
In addition to working with business incubators such as CVBI-SBDC to support new start-ups, Bank
of America also works with experienced small businesses ready for traditional bank capital through
its Small Business Banker network of local experts who meet with small business owners to provide
expertise and guidance how to grow. Bank of America has four Small Business Bankers across the four-
county market locally. Across California in 2012, Bank of America provided $1.84 billion in new lending
and credit to small businesses, a 41% increase over 2011.
For more information on the business support offered through CVBI-SBDC or to get connected to an
CVBI-SBDC Consultant to assist with your business, please contact Barbara Rodiek at (559) 292-9033 or