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Atagol Fitness, San Jose

“[The Silicon Valley SBDC] has kept me on track with the mechanics of the business start. But more importantly, they encouraged me to think big so I can make a much larger impact than I originally intended.”

Fractal Spirit, Napa

"The SBDC is so fortunate to have Carolynne Gamble working with artists in the marketing of their work... We owe a part of our success to Carolynne and the SBDC."

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.”

Wine Compliance Alliance, Napa

“To say that my meetings with Carolynne were focused and productive is a major understatement. ...Carolynne is a real cheerleader & strategist for us small business folk.”

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.”

Plum Blossom Farm, Cloverdale

“I am eternally grateful to the [Napa-Sonoma SBDC]! They changed how I see my business, and more importantly how I feel about my business. Now my confidence shines through in my interactions.”

Rok Bistro, Sunnyvale

“Working with the SBDC has been informative and beneficial in helping us better understand our marketing direction and messages, and ways of getting those messages out to our target market in a cost-effective manner.”

Cabana Dave's, Livermore

“2014 is going to be a spectacular year, and we could not have done it all without the help of the [Alameda County] SBDC and Deagon William in particular!”

Bearshead Productions, Napa Valley

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

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.”

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.