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ChicoBag, Chico

[WATCH THE VIDEO] Company owner contacted the SBDC program for assistance in patent and trademark design protection and setting up his company’s accounting system.

Humboldt Heartland, Humboldt County

“There would be no book without the skills and shared belief in this project by [several other people and] Stilson Snow from the Small Business Development Center.”

River Song Natural Foods, Willow Creek

"The SBDC is a great resource for all steps in making a business. Their classes are helpful, and their employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and great to work with."

Bearshead Productions, Napa Valley

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

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.”

G&S Tool, Inc., San Leandro

"At a critical juncture in G&S’s history, SBDC Business Advisor James helped supplement my finance and marketing knowledge to not only stem a difficult financial situation, but also develop strategies for generating new clients..."

Renata’s Creperie, Arcata

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

Petits Confettis, A French Immersion Pre-School, Mountain View

“I found the counseling and support from my Business Advisor, Jenny Huang, immensely beneficial. She was professional and gave me much more than a 'helicopter view' on my business.”

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

Napa School of Music, Napa

“We really appreciate the help and guidance of Carolynne Gamble, Ray Kimble and Beth Pratt. They shared their experience, energy and kindness with us when we needed it most... Thanks for all you do for our Napa Valley community.”

About the California SBDC Network

Now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator at the Tech Futures Group center in San Francisco, CA.  

For more information, please read the following position description and contact the Tech Futures Group.


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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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.