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Kiboo, Alameda County

"From making introductions which further Kiboo’s business to guiding us through valuation events to working with us to crystallize our go to market strategy, ACSBDC has been there to support us every step of the way."

Zen Island Gift Shops, Santa Cruz

“I can’t thank Larry and the [Central Coast] SBDC enough for this educational journey. Larry’s professional insight, patience and expertise painted a whole new vision of success for my business.”

Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol

"Making it to the business start-up class was a great stepping stone into the world of small business, then having the ongoing support of a certified business advisor and help has been invaluable."

Napa School of Music, Napa

“We really appreciate the help and guidance of Carolynne Gamble, Ray Kimble and Beth Pratt. They shared their experience, energy and kindness with us when we needed it most... Thanks for all you do for our Napa Valley community.”

The Mike Young Team LLC, Fairfield

“I met Carolynne Gamble when I decided to take a course at the SBDC office on marketing your business on-line ...I’m looking forward to the intermediate class when it comes out and enjoy the on-going tutoring that is so much a part of her being as well.

Plaza Oliver Gas & Food, Fairfield

"You (Billy Wigley and the SBDC) have really helped me with my business by assisting me with my marketing and positive exposure in Fairfield, and with building relationships with city and city council members to attain my beer license."

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."

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."

Sincere Home Decor, Oakland

“I want to thank SBDC for all the informative classes that I attended and the one-on-one counseling sessions. I truly admire this organization for doing what it's doing in helping all the small businesses out there. Thanks again!”

Dolce Bella Chocolate Café, San Jose

“It is amazing the services the SVSBDC provided us for free. After an initial meeting to identify areas of need, they linked us up with tried and true professionals who advised us on our business plan from financial and marketing perspectives.”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Updated! - New Job Posting 4/27/16

The North Coast Small Business Development Center has an open position. Click here for more information.
 


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