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Chasing Lions, San Francisco

“Gabriela, thanks for all of your assistance. You and the entire SBDC team have been super helpful and instrumental to the success of this loan. Thank you!”

Treats for Chickens, Cotati

"Working with Herb at the SBDC has been a benefit to my professional and personal life ten-fold. ...Since meeting with Herb our weekly operations, time management and financials have been fine tuned."

Vintage Caffe, Fairfield

"It was a great pleasure working with the SBDC.  They guided us all the way through the process and were very patient with us.  We would not be able to do this without their knowledge and help."

Market Rates Insights, San Anselmo

"I appreciate the support and guidance that the Santa Rosa SBDC extended to me, and I can say that results show that the SBDC does make a difference."

SF SBDC Client is National Cover Story in BizJournals

"Always know where your next buck is going to come from -- where and how long that process will take." -- Jill Litwin
 

Phat Salads and Wraps, Napa

Gia Sempronio came to the NVC Small Business Development Center with an idea to own a high quality, healthy and mobile quick service take out food business.

 

Hartman Electronics LLC, Berkeley

"Ron's experience and perspectives have been nothing short of game-changing. I hope someday I'll be able to help others in the same way and that SBDC will still be there when I do."

Crosbie Chiropractic, Fortuna

"The SBDC has been a terrific support to us and we know that SBDC will be there when we need them to offer knowledgeable advice on any business subject.”

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.”

World Class Window Coverings, Brentwood

“We could not have achieved recent the success we’ve had without the advice from our SBDC advisor, Gerald Sullivan.”

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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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.