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Sequoia Diner, Oakland

“Having the SBDC help us was such a great help. Deagon really had the experience it takes to run a restaurant and she has been a great asset to our success. We’re very thankful.”

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!"

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.”

Beautiful Earth, Fort Bragg

“[I’m] so lucky to have this resource. I really appreciate that the Mendocino SBDC is here in Fort Bragg. I can call my consultant and ask questions to get the help I need when I need it.”

The Yoga Studio, Campbell

"What I value the most about Anne [Wenzel]’s advice is that it was specific, pertinent, applicable and executable...She advised me on things like locations, prices, insurance, contracts, grand opening launches, the list just goes on and on."

Next Phase Solar, Inc., San Rafael

"It has been a pleasure working with Ashwin Gulati as a business advisor for Next Phase Solar in 2011. With his support, we were able to refocus our business plan and significantly increase revenues, expand our team and secure investment."

Peas of Mind, San Francisco

“(My SBDC advisor has) done it. She’s been there emotionally,” says Litwin. “She gets it in every way.”

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

"I found SBDC to be an excellent resource for entrepreneurial encouragement. The classes and personal consultant time have proven to be very valuable assets to our endeavor."

Accurate C&S Services, Oakland

"SBDC assisted Accurate with experienced consultants with strong business expertise and government contracting experience has set us up to achieve successful long-term strategic goals with government contracting. We are grateful for the assistance provided by ACSBDC."

Thalia's Jewelry, San Francisco

“I have felt a lot of support from Angel and Gabriela from the [SF SBDC]. They helped me securing a sponsorship from US Bank, and all marketing and promotion efforts to reopen my business with a new fresh start!”

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.