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ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

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

Step Up Music, Vallejo

“The SBDC provided me with the nuts and bolts information I needed particularly (because I’m a) creative type that needs help with the procedural side of the business.”

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."

A&L Products, Ceres

"I’m so grateful for the expertise & professionalism of Kurtis Clark the [Central CA] SBDC director & Dennis Murphy, our SBDC consultant who were committed to help us during this difficult phase."

FresnoLive.com, Fresno

"The CCSBDC has helped my partner and I become more focused on our goals and strategies towards growing our company."

Saucy, Ukiah

"While on a daily basis now, I attribute Saucy's success to the amazing team of employees that works hard every day for it, I know that Saucy wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for all of the efforts and support from Nancy and the Mendocino County SBDC."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

"I found SBDC to be an excellent resource for entrepreneurial encouragement. The classes and personal consultant time have proven to be very valuable assets to our endeavor."

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."

Constance Rose Textile Designs, Eureka

"SBDC is an extremely good resource for people at any stage of their business development.  They provide a tremendous amount of resources..."

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.”

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.

Access to Capital!

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.