Focus | Starting a Business

Welcome, Current & Prospective Business Owners

Are you looking to start a business in Stanislaus County?  You have come to the right place.  The Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center can help.  Click here to get connected!


Peni Hogwood, SBDC Administrative Assistant"Hi, I am Peni Hogwood from the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center.  I would love to help you get started in starting your new business.  Please contact me at so I can learn how best to serve you."




Are you looking to expand your business in Stanislaus County? Opportunity Stanislaus offers free and confidential site selection services using our various software tools to find real-time information on available properties. Our business development team has strong working relationships with the Central Valley’s brokerage community, enabling us to facilitate deals that will benefit you and your business.

Tyler Richardson, VP of Investor Relations"Hi, I am Tyler Richardson, head of Business Services.  I would love to help you expand or relocate your business in Stanislaus County.  Please contact me at Also, if you are looking for information about our county to help you make a decision, please click on Grow in the bright orange box.  We are here to serve!"