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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.”

Donut Savant, Oakland

"[Lee Lambert's] advice was timely and relevant and his experience purchasing businesses was invaluable. I highly recommend the SBDC as a key resource for small business owners."

Communication Academy, Cupertino

"The SBDC counselors really help us think about the bigger picture and transition my thinking from an entrepreneur to a managed organization to achieve efficiency and growth."

Sift: a Cupcakery, LLC, Cotati

"The SBDC [at Santa Rosa Junior College] connected me with Cynthia Riggs to help grow our business and gain understanding of our financials."

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."

Cowlick's Hand Made Ice Cream, Fort Bragg

[Nancy] says working with [Mendo SBDC] allowed her to move on her ideas with confidence. With their help she’s positioned for growth...

APEX Motorwerks, Novato

“John [DeGaetano] helped me understand how to value my business and review my financials so I could bring on a partner and buy a building to double my business capacity.”

Rejuvenation and Well Being, Cotati

"[Cynthia Riggs of the Santa Rosa SBDC] has the ability to focus in on where I was/am stuck and provide just exactly what I need in very specific terms both involving the logic of business and the how-to details of building and running a successful business."

Kathryn Stotler, Eureka

“The SBDC has been an excellent resource for me. The staff have helped me get on track and stay on track with launching my new work. I have learned powerful new marketing skills and been able to realistically evaluate my progress.”

Natural Decadence, Humboldt County

“We have been amazed at the amount of support we’ve received. We can honestly say we would not be where we are today without their support!”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

New Job Posting  - 2/6/16

Currently there is an opening for Center Director of the North Coast Small Business Development Center (North Coast SBDC), serving Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

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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