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DRACO Healthcare Consulting LLC, Fremont

"With John’s fierce challenging on each step of my original business plan, we were able to transform my dream process into a concrete action plan."

HiQ Solar, Palo Alto

“Karioki [of the SV SBDC] has shown our company support, and provided valuable contacts in various business areas... He has been a real support and sounding board through our development stage.”

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

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

The Law Office of Darryl A. Stallworth, Oakland

“Rick and Lee were a great source of information and introductions. They quickly assessed my requirements and knew where to take my financing request... They helped me to obtain a great result in the shortest possible time.”

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.”

Electronic Solutions, Cloverdale

"The SBDC has given direction and focus to our future… we couldn’t get our hands totally around this project before the SBDC help…"

Sift: a Cupcakery, LLC, Cotati

"The SBDC [at Santa Rosa Junior College] connected me with Cynthia Riggs to help grow our business and gain understanding of our financials."

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.”

Tarla Grill, Napa

"Working with the SBDC and BEC was great! I can't thank enough Ray Kimball and Charlie Monahan. They both were with me from the very beginning. Without their help, I wouldn't have finished the project."

Next Phase Solar, Inc., San Rafael

"It has been a pleasure working with Ashwin Gulati as a business advisor for Next Phase Solar in 2011. With his support, we were able to refocus our business plan and significantly increase revenues, expand our team and secure investment."

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.