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Bali Learning Center, Merced

The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network is fortunate to work with clients like Bali who invests not only time and talent back into the community but business owners who also exudes a positive spirit that inspires others.

The Fitness Coalition, Fairfield

“NxLeveL gave us a way to shape our ideas and turn them into reality so we could get them down on paper and formulate a plan and hook us up with the right individuals that we needed in every different  aspect of the business world: finance to marketing.”

42TEK, Silicon Valley

"Meeting with [Anne Wenzel], and being able to talk to someone who had an independent consultancy, who also has had to deal with marketing, contracts and making sales, really helped me develop the framework for my business."

Hip Chick Farms, Sebastopol

“Annie was informative, helpful and supportive. She pushed us to consider elements we had not thought of, which was very helpful in developing our business model.”

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..."

Backroom Wines, Napa

“When it seems that EVERYTHING costs money, it’s a gift that the services of the SBDC are free. This is a resource I encourage every small business owner, at whatever stage they are in their business, to use.”

Entrepreneurs provided HR tools courtesy of CalChamber & SBDC

We have partnered with CalChamber to provide our clients these products at a steep discount.

Humboldt Heartland, Humboldt County

“There would be no book without the skills and shared belief in this project by [several other people and] Stilson Snow from the Small Business Development Center.”

Tarla Grill, Napa

"Working with the SBDC and BEC was great! I can't thank enough Ray Kimball and Charlie Monahan. They both were with me from the very beginning. Without their help, I wouldn't have finished the project."

Spark Avenue Press, Bay Area

"Interaction with the SBDC focuses your efforts to allow you to start where you are and use what you have."

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.