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Platypus Tours Limited, Napa

“(My SBDC advisor) provided me with perspectives and strategies that I used to significantly improve operational and financial performance of platypus tours and helped me to accomplish my goals for growing my business and thriving.”

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Savantis Group, Inc., San Francisco

"Tom Camerato is the best. He not only showed us how to properly project the numbers, but he also helped us to understand what is behind the numbers and so we can make better decisions."

Titan Enterprises, Fort Bragg

“Nancy [Baker] helped me figure out the cost of what I was doing, and what the turnaround needed to be for me to make money.”

A&L Products, Ceres

"I’m so grateful for the expertise & professionalism of Kurtis Clark the [Central CA] SBDC director & Dennis Murphy, our SBDC consultant who were committed to help us during this difficult phase."

Rising Tide Sea Vegetables, Mendocino

Rising Tide Sea Vegetables is a thriving cottage industry perched on one of the cleanest coastlines in the world – the wild and beautiful north coast of California.

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

Organic Grace, Garberville

“Each time our business was ready to grow, the SBDC offered services such as business-plan templates, help picking out a point of sale system, or audits of our website.”

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.”

San Francisco Guitarworks, San Francisco

"The San Francisco SBDC is really the best resource I have found to help get a cohesive view of what business is and can become and to develop the steps to get there."

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.