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Chasing Lions, San Francisco

“Gabriela, thanks for all of your assistance. You and the entire SBDC team have been super helpful and instrumental to the success of this loan. Thank you!”

Saucy, Ukiah

"While on a daily basis now, I attribute Saucy's success to the amazing team of employees that works hard every day for it, I know that Saucy wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for all of the efforts and support from Nancy and the Mendocino County SBDC."

Crosbie Chiropractic, Fortuna

"The SBDC has been a terrific support to us and we know that SBDC will be there when we need them to offer knowledgeable advice on any business subject.”

Cake Plate, Napa

“With the help and support of Ray Kimball and the SBDC, this transition from a start-up to an established business has been incredibly smooth.”

Peri S. Pfenniger, Napa Valley

"I am grateful to all of the staff at SBDC, especially Sandy Stelter, a very knowledgeable NxLeveL Instructor, Jerry Jinnett for her expertise in marketing and Carolynne Gamble, my personal counselor who specializes in art marketing."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

"I found SBDC to be an excellent resource for entrepreneurial encouragement. The classes and personal consultant time have proven to be very valuable assets to our endeavor."

Dirty Business Soil, Arcata

“Working with the [North Coast SBDC] was instrumental in helping us create an award winning business plan, and we could not have done it without the help [they] offered.”

J-Style at Home, Inc., Brisbane

“[The SBDC] has been pivotal in networking, education and coaching us to make the best of our business. They have provided us with free business advice that we have put in place to develop a sound business plan and marketing/sales program.”

Christina Anastasia, North Coast

“The SBDC has helped me become more assertive and opened me up to different types of marketing. The people at the SBDC proved it viable to make a living in the arts, to drop the ‘starving artist’ tag and take my art seriously.”

CPR-FAST, Brentwood

“Gerald broke down, from the financial side of the business, what was really going on and taught us how to focus on what was important.”

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.