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Rantala Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc., Fort Bragg

"The information from West Company about the process and financing was so thorough and effective that by the time I reviewed the loan documents I actually understood them!"

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."

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!”

Anacortes Chocolate Factory, Vacaville

“Thank you Floyd [Hicks of Solano SBDC] for everything and helping us with the loan process. We owe you for that.”

DLL Bookkeeping Services, Bay Area

“The ACSBDC is a fantastic resource for those individuals wanting to start their own businesses. I am also very fortunate to have Paula as my mentor as she has been a wealth of information and truly believed in me when I had doubts/fears of forging ahead.”

Regalito Rosticeria, San Francisco

"I would never have been as ready to open my restaurant if it were not for the SBDC Restaurant Series classes and the one-on-one consulting services."

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

"We are very grateful with SBDC, who helped us with the long application process"

Home Helpers, San Ramon

"The New Venture Training offered by SBDC gave me the essential knowledge to get my business going. It gave me the confidence and the plan for the success of my business."

Teen Solutions, Mill Valley

“Because of Tina’s unwavering support, direction, and enthusiasm for us and our business, we were able to get clear, stay focused, and follow through on the necessary actions that brought our business to the next level of success.”

Sheri DeBow, Napa

“Working with Carolynne Gamble was exactly that push I needed in the right direction! Not only did Carolynne stress the importance of an online presence for my art, she helped me figure out how I should start making that happen.”

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