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Anacortes Chocolate Factory, Vacaville

“Thank you Floyd [Hicks of Solano SBDC] for everything and helping us with the loan process. We owe you for that.”

Nana & Company Children's Resale Boutique, Dixon

"Sandy and Floyd gave me the needed insight to see that I would have to add classes to my business plan in order to be a successful retailer in our quiet little town."

Over the Top Frozen Yogurt, American Canyon

[Ted and Ginny] worked with Small Business Development Center Advisors to determine the feasibility as well as to reassure themselves that the business would be viable.

Let's Make Room, Oakland

“Having access to a small business resource like the Alameda County SBDC is what made it possible for me to get the information I needed to know about starting my own small business...I still can’t believe I got the time of a small business consultant for free.”

Heidi Marble, Fairfield

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

Net Flow Corporation, Napa

"The NxLevel program was key, as it taught me how to look at the business and realize what details I should pay attention to."

Way Latino, San Francisco

“I have received business training in Spanish and business counseling that helped me clarify my business idea and implement powerful marketing strategies.”

Kiboo, Alameda County

"From making introductions which further Kiboo’s business to guiding us through valuation events to working with us to crystallize our go to market strategy, ACSBDC has been there to support us every step of the way."

ChicoBag, Chico

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Rising Tide Sea Vegetables, Mendocino

Rising Tide Sea Vegetables is a thriving cottage industry perched on one of the cleanest coastlines in the world – the wild and beautiful north coast of California.

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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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.