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Magic Detailing, Oakland

"I cannot believe how much information SBDC provided my small business for free. I learn something new at every seminar I attend and I am truly grateful for the help I received from the SBDC."

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.”

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

Bearshead Productions, Napa Valley

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

Hip Chick Farms, Sebastopol

“Annie was informative, helpful and supportive. She pushed us to consider elements we had not thought of, which was very helpful in developing our business model.”

Carmel Kitchens & Baths, Carmel

“Keith Holtaway has been exceedingly helpful in directing my focus and helping me to be concise with the business plan, toward a positive outcome for myself and the business.”

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."

Pacific Preserves, Fort Bragg

"I like talking to customers and getting to know the farmers. When you promote a local product in a small community, you get to know people and develop a loyal following."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

At the 2009 NAMM trade show, Dennis and Dustin were able to sign on with a reputable and well-established distributor & manufacturer’s representation company, Farley’s Musical Essentials.

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."

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Now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator at the Tech Futures Group center in San Francisco, CA.  

For more information, please read the following position description and contact the Tech Futures Group.


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