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Alley 6 Craft Distillery, Healdsburg

“It has been awesome working with the Sonoma SBDC. After our meetings we have a clear understanding of the next steps we’ve got to accomplish.”

Wellspring Aikido, Santa Rosa

“Attuned to current business trends and knowledgeable of the full scope of small business concerns, (our business advisor) has helped us with every challenge we’ve presented.”

Sparta Performance Science, Menlo Park

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "Alameda County SBDC Consultant, John, worked with me to provide financial breakdowns for each month of the first 2 years, as well as recommending systems to put in place for a small business."

Cake Coquette, San Francisco

“I was glad to have connected with Gabriela Sapp at the SBDC. I am very thankful that she helped me to develop all the financial reports the lender was asking for so I could secure my loan and hire a baker that I needed for so long.”

ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

"Anne and the SBDC added a great objective professional point of view that helped my ideas to become reality."

Knights Contractors, Windsor

“We are very pleased with services and have appreciated the hard work. We are grateful to have the SBDC as a valuable resource to our business, management and staff.”

A Common Space, Alameda County

“It can be hard to ask questions, but Ron had our back and helped us a lot with our business plan. [H]e guided us to communicate with lenders - the presentation process was smooth, and we received our loan. It’s great to have this support from the [Alameda County] SBDC.”

The BookLady, Exeter

"The help I received from [SBDC business counselor] Gil [Jaramillo] and the [Central CA] SBDC has been invaluable in building my business."

Clay Pot House, San Francisco

“[The SFSBDC] has really helped us a lot during our hard time, both business wise and emotion wise. Our business advisor also played a critical role in helping us obtain a $50,000 business loan.”

Ay Dios Mio, San Jose

“I’m so thankful for my meetings with the SBDC & the chance to discuss new ideas for increasing sales & developing a product line. My business advisor was the only person in my sphere of influence that strived for my business success & listened to my ideas.”

About the California SBDC Network

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is the leader in providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful in today's challenging economic climate.

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Direct and personalized technical assistance is provided to entrepreneurs through professional consulting, supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences. These services are delivered throughout California via an extensive network of thirty-five Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

Your local SBDC provides comprehensive business guidance on most business issues including;

  • best practices for small businesses,
  • business plan development,
  • start-up basics,
  • financing
  • procurement & contracting opportunities,
  • regulatory compliance,
  • money management,
  • international trade, and
  • manufacturing assistance.

Our one on one advising is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, state, and local partners and is offered at no cost to the client.

Find your local SBDC here.