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FresnoLive.com, Fresno

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

Rantala Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc., Fort Bragg

"The information from West Company about the process and financing was so thorough and effective that by the time I reviewed the loan documents I actually understood them!"

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.”

R.T. Fisher & Associates, Oakland

"During the most stressful time of my business reorganization, Steve kept me focused with the tasks at hand with his unwavering honesty and what seemed like his infinite availability to answer my every question."

Advanced Displays and Signs, Eureka

"This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and SBDC helped me have the confidence to move forward."

Present Life Counseling of Marin, Kentfield

"[Noah of the Santa Rosa SBDC] consistently asked key business questions which encouraged my creative thinking, and provided solid general encouragement and support for my business."

Savantis Group, Inc., San Francisco

"Tom Camerato is the best. He not only showed us how to properly project the numbers, but he also helped us to understand what is behind the numbers and so we can make better decisions."

Beach Hut Deli, Stockton

[Tom and Mindy's] consultant at SBDC at San Joaquin Delta College helped them evaluate loan possibilities and walked them through the creation of a business plan, complete with feedback on the several drafts that were required.

San Francisco Guitarworks, San Francisco

"The San Francisco SBDC is really the best resource I have found to help get a cohesive view of what business is and can become and to develop the steps to get there."

Mendocino Solar Service, Little River

“West Company is a fabulous low-cost one-stop for local business owners,” says Bruce [Erickson].

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.