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Jessicurl, Arcata

"We really worked with the SBDC to understand and address our costs. It wasn’t just the direct services provided though – the SBDC staff reached out to other resources on our behalf as well."

The Butcher's Guild, Alameda County

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

Meline Engineering, Los Rios

Thanks to the SBDC of Greater Sacramento’s support, Meline Engineering has more than doubled its revenue since 2002 and has increased its net income by 20% per year.

Happy Go Lucky Pet Care, Walnut Creek

“I recommend the SBDC to anyone wanting to grow or expand a small business. We feel very fortunate to have the support of such a well run organization.”

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

"We are very grateful with SBDC, who helped us with the long application process"

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!"

Rain All Day Books, Fortuna

"I feel like SBDC is an often overlooked resource for small business owners. They are so open, knowledgeable, accessible and caring."

Artisan Fine Rug Care, Watsonville

"Mr. Hibble gave us advice that prevented us from making expensive mistakes. We were able to capitalize on his counsel, attend his SBDC seminars on marketing and internet optimization, and otherwise develop an aggressive word-of-mouth and internet campaign."

Fractal Spirit, Napa

"The SBDC is so fortunate to have Carolynne Gamble working with artists in the marketing of their work... We owe a part of our success to Carolynne and the SBDC."

Mani Snacks, Los Gatos

“Dick Brown, my SBDC Business Advisor, has been incredibly helpful in helping me understand how to start and successfully grow a business in the US.”

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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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.