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Bloom Retreat, Walnut Creek

“I give so much credit to Cindy and the [Contra Costa] SBDC for helping make my dream a reality. They have helped me land a building, and land a loan and I still am in contact regularly with Cindy. She was a godsend... Thank you."

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.”

Obsessive Confection Disorder, Fairfield

"Despite wicked busy schedules, Anni [Minuzzo] always finds a way to reach out & offer encouragement and accolades–she is a treasured mentor who has taught me volumes about marketing, finance, structure & growth in the cottage food industry."

Plaza Oliver Gas & Food, Fairfield

"You (Billy Wigley and the SBDC) have really helped me with my business by assisting me with my marketing and positive exposure in Fairfield, and with building relationships with city and city council members to attain my beer license."

West Accounting Services, Napa

“I don’t know where I would be with my business if I hadn’t met with Jerry [Jinnett] ...Jerry is a wealth of information and I highly recommend everyone, that is starting or thinking of starting a business, make an appointment with her.”

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."

Regalito Rosticeria, San Francisco

"I would never have been as ready to open my restaurant if it were not for the SBDC Restaurant Series classes and the one-on-one consulting services."

One Planet Granola, San Francisco

“One Planet Foods has benefited tremendously from working with Anni Minuzzo. Her experience with a wide variety [of] specialty food owners helped direct our company growth, which lead us to the success & awareness we have now. ” 

Alley 6 Craft Distillery, Healdsburg

“It has been awesome working with the Sonoma SBDC. After our meetings we have a clear understanding of the next steps we’ve got to accomplish.”

Rantala Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc., Fort Bragg

"The information from West Company about the process and financing was so thorough and effective that by the time I reviewed the loan documents I actually understood them!"

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.

Access to Capital!

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.