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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.

 

The BookLady, Exeter

"The help I received from [SBDC business counselor] Gil [Jaramillo] and the [Central CA] SBDC has been invaluable in building my business."

Communication Academy, Cupertino

"The SBDC counselors really help us think about the bigger picture and transition my thinking from an entrepreneur to a managed organization to achieve efficiency and growth."

Step Up Music, Vallejo

“The SBDC provided me with the nuts and bolts information I needed particularly (because I’m a) creative type that needs help with the procedural side of the business.”

Hopland Ale House, Hopland

Jennifer says that Nancy Banker was “a great resource for business planning, and was an instrumental asset while editing my business plan and financial projections.”

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."

DHurn Enterprises, Suisun

Building upon the training received through the NxLeveL program and her work with SBDC Business Advisors Sandy Stelter and Jerry Jinnett, Deanna [Hurn] has been able to meet her objective...

Vogue Salon & Spa, Vacaville

“They have exceeded my expectations. It’s been over 4 years and my business counselor still meets with me every few months to see how my business is doing and offer me great advice.”

Marbella Properties, Silicon Valley

"[Jeanne] was able to help me focus on where things were breaking down and create a viable solution that not only met the current demands but would support future growth."

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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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.