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Pelo Fitness, San Rafael

“One of the best things about working with the [Marin] SBDC is that it helped me grow at a pace I could handle. It was fantastic that they also shared my vision for creating the very best indoor cycling studios.”

David's Shoe Repair, Santa Rosa

"I feel proud of the progress we have made because Noah [Harris] gave us the necessary information. I have learned to work more effectively and [put into] practice what I’m learning. I recommend the SBDC’s [services]!"

Hydra-Point Nursery, Watsonville

"Danny Braga was instrumental in the preparation of the loan application. His expertise and knowledge was truly an educational experience. I am indebted to Danny and the entire team at [the Central Coast] SBDC for their help, it is very much appreciated!"

Zen Island Gift Shops, Santa Cruz

“I can’t thank Larry and the [Central Coast] SBDC enough for this educational journey. Larry’s professional insight, patience and expertise painted a whole new vision of success for my business.”

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

"We are very grateful with SBDC, who helped us with the long application process"

CGT Systems, Inc., Concord

"We owe a lot to Cindy Turner and the Contra Costa Small Business Development business management consulting team who directed us in creating a profitable company."

Mayvenn, Oakland

“Paula was instrumental in helping me get started on the complex and sometimes cloudy process of fund raising for a technology company.”

Crosbie Chiropractic, Fortuna

"The SBDC has been a terrific support to us and we know that SBDC will be there when we need them to offer knowledgeable advice on any business subject.”

Teddi Hosman Designs, Napa

“The time I continue to spend, either in SBDC workshops or individual advising sessions, has opened my eyes to the aspects necessary to run a successful business.”

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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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.