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Vogue Salon & Spa, Vacaville

“They have exceeded my expectations. It’s been over 4 years and my business counselor still meets with me every few months to see how my business is doing and offer me great advice.”

David's Shoe Repair, Santa Rosa

"I feel proud of the progress we have made because Noah [Harris] gave us the necessary information. I have learned to work more effectively and [put into] practice what I’m learning. I recommend the SBDC’s [services]!"

Mission Hill Creamery, Santa Cruz

“I am happy to say that we have already hit our 2015 expansion goals for our wholesale business. I couldn't have done it without the help of Keith Holtaway and the [Central Coast] SBDC team.”

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."

Obsessive Confection Disorder, Fairfield

"Despite wicked busy schedules, Anni [Minuzzo] always finds a way to reach out & offer encouragement and accolades–she is a treasured mentor who has taught me volumes about marketing, finance, structure & growth in the cottage food industry."

Humboldt Heartland, Humboldt County

“There would be no book without the skills and shared belief in this project by [several other people and] Stilson Snow from the Small Business Development Center.”

Mendocino Sandpiper Jewelry, Mendocino

"I am very fortunate for the help of the Mendocino SBDC. They helped me make my dream come true. This is what I am meant to be doing and it has been an amazing experience."

Vita Cucina, Crescent City

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "The North Coast Small Business Development Center definitely helped point us in the right direction and gave us the tools to succeed."

Petits Confettis, A French Immersion Pre-School, Mountain View

“I found the counseling and support from my Business Advisor, Jenny Huang, immensely beneficial. She was professional and gave me much more than a 'helicopter view' on my business.”

Backroom Wines, Napa

“When it seems that EVERYTHING costs money, it’s a gift that the services of the SBDC are free. This is a resource I encourage every small business owner, at whatever stage they are in their business, to use.”

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