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Beverly Leftwich, MS MFT, Cupertino

“Jenny [of the SVSBDC] quickly grasped the particular challenges of my marketing niche, and provided me with useful and creative approaches as well as specific tools, which enabled the development of a blueprint for healthy and sustained growth in my business.”

Eco-Delight Coffee, Suisun City

“We are pleased with the support the SBDC has provided us in fine-tuning our application for the CDBG Microenterprise Loan and are very optimistic about both the loan the future success of the business.”

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."

The Mike Young Team LLC, Fairfield

“I met Carolynne Gamble when I decided to take a course at the SBDC office on marketing your business on-line ...I’m looking forward to the intermediate class when it comes out and enjoy the on-going tutoring that is so much a part of her being as well.

Drums & Crumbs, San Rafael

“I know we couldn’t have completed our loan application process without [the Marin SBDC’s] assistance. We highly recommend the SBDC to any other new small business owners looking for guidance and advice.”

Renata’s Creperie, Arcata

North Coast SBDC’s Biznet program provided additional counseling help regarding Health Department and Planning Department permitting advice.

PsiNapse Technology Ltd, Pleasanton

"Bob Lane gave me advice on marketing and business plan development. He encouraged me to work with the government; I see more growth in our future."

The Butcher's Guild, Alameda County

“Fare Resources helped us develop from a concept to a business.”

J-Style at Home, Inc., Brisbane

“[The SBDC] has been pivotal in networking, education and coaching us to make the best of our business. They have provided us with free business advice that we have put in place to develop a sound business plan and marketing/sales program.”

Alta HPS, Benicia

“I am fortunate to have worked with the [Solano SBDC]. Without their guidance, I would probably still be at the fork in the road surrounded by a fog of confusion and daunted by the myriad of tasks yet to accomplish.”

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.