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Archery Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

"Thanks to the assistance we have received from Mr. Holtaway and the [Central Coast] SBDC, we were able to open our business in downtown Santa Cruz."

Mayvenn, Oakland

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

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.”

River Song Natural Foods, Willow Creek

"The SBDC is a great resource for all steps in making a business. Their classes are helpful, and their employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and great to work with."

Amour Amour, San Mateo

“The San Mateo SBDC is amazing and I am so grateful for their help!”

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."

A Common Space, Alameda County

“It can be hard to ask questions, but Ron had our back and helped us a lot with our business plan. [H]e guided us to communicate with lenders - the presentation process was smooth, and we received our loan. It’s great to have this support from the [Alameda County] SBDC.”

Hurley's Restaurant and Bar, Yountville

"The NVC SBDC has a lot of great programs we use as tools to keep our business at the top of our game."

Net Flow Corporation, Napa

"The NxLevel program was key, as it taught me how to look at the business and realize what details I should pay attention to."

Knights Contractors, Windsor

“We are very pleased with services and have appreciated the hard work. We are grateful to have the SBDC as a valuable resource to our business, management and staff.”

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