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Marbella Properties, Silicon Valley

"[Jeanne] was able to help me focus on where things were breaking down and create a viable solution that not only met the current demands but would support future growth."

Bearshead Productions, Napa Valley

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

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.”

Railroad Cleaners, Pittsburg

By the end of 2011, Tom and Svonne hired an outside sales person, combined services of part-time employees, implemented their new marketing plan, and purchased a new garment pressing machine to offer same day service.

Rantala Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc., Fort Bragg

"The information from West Company about the process and financing was so thorough and effective that by the time I reviewed the loan documents I actually understood them!"

PsiNapse Technology Ltd, Pleasanton

"Bob Lane gave me advice on marketing and business plan development. He encouraged me to work with the government; I see more growth in our future."

San Francisco Guitarworks, San Francisco

"The San Francisco SBDC is really the best resource I have found to help get a cohesive view of what business is and can become and to develop the steps to get there."

Get Goes Mobile Café, Oakland

“We were encouraged to move forward with our ideas based on the expert analysis of our plans by our Small Business Advisor. His interest, care, and support mean so much to us.”

Store Inside, Milpitas

"We owe a lot to Jeff and the SBDC for helping make our reality not only come true, but for us to be better prepared."

West Accounting Services, Napa

“I don’t know where I would be with my business if I hadn’t met with Jerry [Jinnett] ...Jerry is a wealth of information and I highly recommend everyone, that is starting or thinking of starting a business, make an appointment with her.”

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.