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Hurley's Restaurant and Bar, Yountville

"The NVC SBDC has a lot of great programs we use as tools to keep our business at the top of our game."

Amour Amour, San Mateo

“The San Mateo SBDC is amazing and I am so grateful for their help!”

The Butcher's Guild, Alameda County

“Fare Resources helped us develop from a concept to a business.”

Cabana Dave's, Livermore

“2014 is going to be a spectacular year, and we could not have done it all without the help of the [Alameda County] SBDC and Deagon William in particular!”

Jellyfish Art, LLC, San Francisco

“Tom has given me a lot of financial guidance. He helped me think about all my business processes quantitatively.”

Beck's Bakery, Arcata

“I had so many ideas and concerns around starting and running my business, and my SBDC business advisor helped me to focus and prioritize them so that I could achieve great success.”

Rejuvenation and Well Being, Cotati

"[Cynthia Riggs of the Santa Rosa SBDC] has the ability to focus in on where I was/am stuck and provide just exactly what I need in very specific terms both involving the logic of business and the how-to details of building and running a successful business."

Vogue Salon & Spa, Vacaville

“They have exceeded my expectations. It’s been over 4 years and my business counselor still meets with me every few months to see how my business is doing and offer me great advice.”

Next Phase Solar, Inc., San Rafael

"It has been a pleasure working with Ashwin Gulati as a business advisor for Next Phase Solar in 2011. With his support, we were able to refocus our business plan and significantly increase revenues, expand our team and secure investment."

One-Stop Detail, Willits

"Learning about marketing and financial management gave me the bigger picture I needed to run a successful business."

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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According to a recent study SBDC in depth clients experienced 6 times the sales growth, and created 13 times the jobs of average businesses. Read more here.

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.