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Hip Chick Farms, Sebastopol

“Annie was informative, helpful and supportive. She pushed us to consider elements we had not thought of, which was very helpful in developing our business model.”

Market Rates Insights, San Anselmo

"I appreciate the support and guidance that the Santa Rosa SBDC extended to me, and I can say that results show that the SBDC does make a difference."

All Season Soccer, Novato

“There were simply too many things I did not know about getting a retail business started, and [the Marin SBDC’s] direction kept me from making costly mistakes.”

Sparta Performance Science, Menlo Park

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "Alameda County SBDC Consultant, John, worked with me to provide financial breakdowns for each month of the first 2 years, as well as recommending systems to put in place for a small business."

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.”

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.

CARE for the Bay Area, Los Gatos

“Having no previous knowledge that the SBDC existed, I was amazed that such resources were available and was very impressed by both the consultant that helped me as well as the overall offerings of the SBDC.”

Heidi Marble, Fairfield

“The small business center helped anchor and direct my plans, they gave me the tools to reach my potential”

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.”

Knights Contractors, Windsor

“We are very pleased with services and have appreciated the hard work. We are grateful to have the SBDC as a valuable resource to our business, management and staff.”

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.