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New Bohemian Brewing Co., Santa Cruz

"Our advisor, Danny Braga, is a gold mine of information about banks, SBA backed loans, investor relationships, and business plan development. We will continue to go to the SBDC as our business grows for more amazing support."

Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Advocates, Los Gatos

"SBDC expertise helped give my business clarity and direction and helped me to find its place in my community."

Pot and Pantry, San Francisco

“With (my SBDC advisor’s) guidance, I was able to refine my goals and vision for my business and deepen my understanding of various marketing strategies.”

Vintage Caffe, Fairfield

"It was a great pleasure working with the SBDC.  They guided us all the way through the process and were very patient with us.  We would not be able to do this without their knowledge and help."

Electronic Solutions, Cloverdale

"The SBDC has given direction and focus to our future… we couldn’t get our hands totally around this project before the SBDC help…"

BumRite Diapers, Napa

“The SBDC is a free service and a wonderful program offered to the residents of Napa.  Why wouldn’t we take advantage of it?”

Happy Go Lucky Pet Care, Walnut Creek

“I recommend the SBDC to anyone wanting to grow or expand a small business. We feel very fortunate to have the support of such a well run organization.”

Mayvenn, Oakland

“Paula was instrumental in helping me get started on the complex and sometimes cloudy process of fund raising for a technology company.”

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.”

HiQ Solar, Palo Alto

“Karioki [of the SV SBDC] has shown our company support, and provided valuable contacts in various business areas... He has been a real support and sounding board through our development stage.”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Our expertise can help take the mystery out of business management and allow you to focus on the issues most critical to the success of your company. Our Business Advisors have years of experience and know what it takes to operate profitably and grow a business in Northern California.

The Small Business Development Centers of the Northern California SBDC Network help individuals manage the growth of their businesses. Our sole focus is on helping you improve your bottom line.

According to a recent study SBDC in-depth clients experienced almost 4 times the sales growth, and created 14.8 times the jobs of average businesses.*  Read more...

SBDC services include:

  • Business Plans
  • Financial Projections & Budgeting
  • Operating Challenges
  • Purchase of a Business
  • Funding Your Venture
  • Loan Packaging
  • And Much More...

All our private coaching/advising services are funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, state, and local partners and are offered at no cost to the client. Contact a Business Advisor in your area.


Source of Statistics: SBA; and the “Economic Impact of Small Business Development Center Counseling Activities in Northern California 2010-2011,” by Professor James J. Chrisman of Mississippi State University