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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."

Alternative Building Concepts, Sebastopol

"One of the main lessons I learned from working with NxLeveL, Cynthia, and Paul [of the Santa Rosa SBDC] was how to work on moving my focus to the strategic development of the company."

Chepo's Tamales, Elmira

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “We did not have a Business Plan and the SBDC helped us to put that together. They also provided us the technical assistance to fill out the loan application.”

Plaza Oliver Gas & Food, Fairfield

"You (Billy Wigley and the SBDC) have really helped me with my business by assisting me with my marketing and positive exposure in Fairfield, and with building relationships with city and city council members to attain my beer license."

Eco-Delight Coffee, Suisun City

“We are pleased with the support the SBDC has provided us in fine-tuning our application for the CDBG Microenterprise Loan and are very optimistic about both the loan the future success of the business.”

Inspiration Stones, San Rafael

"As a result of working with Tina [of the Santa Rosa SBDC], we are now evaluating business software programs to manage the sales process, we have added 3 part-time employees, and are using the contract services of a talented marketing manager."

Mendocino Solar Service, Little River

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

Knights Contractors, Windsor

“We are very pleased with services and have appreciated the hard work. We are grateful to have the SBDC as a valuable resource to our business, management and staff.”

Vita Cucina, Crescent City

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "The North Coast Small Business Development Center definitely helped point us in the right direction and gave us the tools to succeed."

Anacortes Chocolate Factory, Vacaville

“Thank you Floyd [Hicks of Solano SBDC] for everything and helping us with the loan process. We owe you for that.”

About the California SBDC Network

Now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator at the Tech Futures Group center in San Francisco, CA.  

For more information, please read the following position description and contact the Tech Futures Group.


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.