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The Fitness Coalition, Fairfield

“NxLeveL gave us a way to shape our ideas and turn them into reality so we could get them down on paper and formulate a plan and hook us up with the right individuals that we needed in every different  aspect of the business world: finance to marketing.”

Superior Food Safety, Napa

“The Napa SBDC advisor, Carolynne Gamble, provided the key elements for the success of my business. I would have not been able to develop the strategy in such a short time without the support I received to develop the marketing plan and web site for my business.”

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."

Art of TV, San Jose

“I have found the assistance received invaluable. Art of TV has grown beyond my expectations and the SBDC is definitely the go-to place for small business support and resources.”

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.”

Companion Bakeshop, Santa Cruz

“Danny Braga was a huge help when we were preparing our business plan for loan approval from the bank SCCCU. He assisted us with our financials and gave us confidence to move forward.”

42TEK, Silicon Valley

"Meeting with [Anne Wenzel], and being able to talk to someone who had an independent consultancy, who also has had to deal with marketing, contracts and making sales, really helped me develop the framework for my business."

Beck's Bakery, Arcata

“I had so many ideas and concerns around starting and running my business, and my SBDC business advisor helped me to focus and prioritize them so that I could achieve great success.”

Hi-Tec Recycling, Richmond

“(My SBDC business advisor) had sage advice and I used him as a sounding board on running my business. His guidance and expertise were very helpful.”

Organic Grace, Garberville

“Each time our business was ready to grow, the SBDC offered services such as business-plan templates, help picking out a point of sale system, or audits of our website.”

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.