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Kathryn Stotler, Eureka

“The SBDC has been an excellent resource for me. The staff have helped me get on track and stay on track with launching my new work. I have learned powerful new marketing skills and been able to realistically evaluate my progress.”

Dolce Bella Chocolate Café, San Jose

“It is amazing the services the SVSBDC provided us for free. After an initial meeting to identify areas of need, they linked us up with tried and true professionals who advised us on our business plan from financial and marketing perspectives.”

Kiboo, Alameda County

"From making introductions which further Kiboo’s business to guiding us through valuation events to working with us to crystallize our go to market strategy, ACSBDC has been there to support us every step of the way."

Donut Savant, Oakland

"[Lee Lambert's] advice was timely and relevant and his experience purchasing businesses was invaluable. I highly recommend the SBDC as a key resource for small business owners."

Cowlick's Hand Made Ice Cream, Fort Bragg

[Nancy] says working with [Mendo SBDC] allowed her to move on her ideas with confidence. With their help she’s positioned for growth...

TassaTag, Lafayette

"The counseling services were beyond my expectations, and because of them I have been given the education and skills to develop the TassaTag Project to EcPAT."

Nut Kreations, Santa Cruz

“Keith Holtaway gave us clarity, much needed moral support and a little push we needed in making decisions. He was available to us anytime we needed him and introduced us to his large network.”

DRACO Healthcare Consulting LLC, Fremont

"With John’s fierce challenging on each step of my original business plan, we were able to transform my dream process into a concrete action plan."

Home Helpers, San Ramon

"The New Venture Training offered by SBDC gave me the essential knowledge to get my business going. It gave me the confidence and the plan for the success of my business."

Companion Bakeshop, Santa Cruz

“Danny Braga was a huge help when we were preparing our business plan for loan approval from the bank SCCCU. He assisted us with our financials and gave us confidence to move forward.”

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.