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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.”

Snap Shot, Livermore

"I want to THANK [Steve of the Santa Rosa SBDC] and tell you how much I appreciated the education, the experience, the genuine support and friendships of you and Linda..."

Pine Creek Realty, Bay Area

"New Venture Training program is a wake-up call for anyone thinking about starting a business..."

Hurley's Restaurant and Bar, Yountville

"The NVC SBDC has a lot of great programs we use as tools to keep our business at the top of our game."

Zadin Restaurant, San Francisco

“The SBDC really taught us how to survive and how to focus. The Consultants gave us knowledgeable guidance and structure.”

Original Sin Desserts, Santa Cruz

"I really appreciated Sanjay Lanka’s quick responsiveness and expertise in helping me refine my numbers to obtain the SBA loan."

Donut Savant, Oakland

"[Lee Lambert's] advice was timely and relevant and his experience purchasing businesses was invaluable. I highly recommend the SBDC as a key resource for small business owners."

G&S Tool, Inc., San Leandro

"At a critical juncture in G&S’s history, SBDC Business Advisor James helped supplement my finance and marketing knowledge to not only stem a difficult financial situation, but also develop strategies for generating new clients..."

Christi's Green Cleaning, Santa Cruz

"Joy and Bob were very helpful in helping me with understanding the ins and outs of becoming an employer along with how to be more organized in my business."

National Autism Resources, Benicia

“Right from the start the SBDC has helped me to grow my business and avoid costly mistakes. Their advice has paid off enormously. Any small business owner that does not take advantage of their services is crazy!”

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.