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Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol

"Making it to the business start-up class was a great stepping stone into the world of small business, then having the ongoing support of a certified business advisor and help has been invaluable."

Renata’s Creperie, Arcata

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

Nut Kreations, Santa Cruz

“Keith Holtaway gave us clarity, much needed moral support and a little push we needed in making decisions. He was available to us anytime we needed him and introduced us to his large network.”

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]!"

Jamber Wine Pub, San Francisco

“Working with the fantastic SBDC team helped make my dream come true: their advice and support is a big part of Jamber's success!”

Noyo Theatre, Willits

“We are very proud that our perseverance and tenacity allowed us to reach this point, and are very excited to finally realize our goals. West Company has given us and continues to provide priceless guidance throughout this journey.”

DRACO Healthcare Consulting LLC, Fremont

"With John’s fierce challenging on each step of my original business plan, we were able to transform my dream process into a concrete action plan."

Wellspring Aikido, Santa Rosa

“Attuned to current business trends and knowledgeable of the full scope of small business concerns, (our business advisor) has helped us with every challenge we’ve presented.”

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.

Bearshead Productions, Napa Valley

"It was great to have access to a knowledgeable outside view of our emerging product."

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.