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Hindquarter Bar & Grille, Santa Cruz

“From our first meeting with the [Central Coast SBDC] we felt like they were on our side. They explained everything in detail of what we needed to do and they went above and beyond in helping us. We don’t know what we would have done without them!”

Alta HPS, Benicia

“I am fortunate to have worked with the [Solano SBDC]. Without their guidance, I would probably still be at the fork in the road surrounded by a fog of confusion and daunted by the myriad of tasks yet to accomplish.”

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."

Obsessive Confection Disorder, Fairfield

"Despite wicked busy schedules, Anni [Minuzzo] always finds a way to reach out & offer encouragement and accolades–she is a treasured mentor who has taught me volumes about marketing, finance, structure & growth in the cottage food industry."

BioLogic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions, Hayward

While the economy lacked confidence and small businesses struggled to obtain capital, SBDC assisted BioLogic with invaluable resources and poise to enter the market.

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.”

Hopland Ale House, Hopland

Jennifer says that Nancy Banker was “a great resource for business planning, and was an instrumental asset while editing my business plan and financial projections.”

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..."

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."

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...

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.