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Pacific Preserves, Fort Bragg

"I like talking to customers and getting to know the farmers. When you promote a local product in a small community, you get to know people and develop a loyal following."

Folia Design, Napa Valley

"I have many people and organizations to thank for helping position me where I am today and one of them is the SBDC office."

CGT Systems, Inc., Concord

"We owe a lot to Cindy Turner and the Contra Costa Small Business Development business management consulting team who directed us in creating a profitable company."

Mig E Fresh Trash Cans, Fresno

"The CCSBDC has been an awesome resource for our growing business, without the support of Joi and the staff there, this exciting journey would have been a lot harder."

Dirty Business Soil, Arcata

“Working with the [North Coast SBDC] was instrumental in helping us create an award winning business plan, and we could not have done it without the help [they] offered.”

Petits Confettis, A French Immersion Pre-School, Mountain View

“I found the counseling and support from my Business Advisor, Jenny Huang, immensely beneficial. She was professional and gave me much more than a 'helicopter view' on my business.”

Marquee Salon, Oakland

“With the vast number of seminars offered as well as the personal guidance, we’re confident the ACSBDC will help us succeed long into our business venture.”

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.

Cool Earth Solar, Livermore

"We owe much of our success with these grants to the experience, knowledge and cheerful assistance of [Chuck Eason and Gerry Barañano.]"

Dolce Bella Chocolate Café, San Jose

“It is amazing the services the SVSBDC provided us for free. After an initial meeting to identify areas of need, they linked us up with tried and true professionals who advised us on our business plan from financial and marketing perspectives.”

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.