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Suite Treatments, Vallejo

“Now with careful planning, the business is set to increase income and decrease expenses in the coming year.  That’s the good news!  AND sales and profits are way up this year,” concluded Jacque.

SF SBDC Client is National Cover Story in BizJournals

"Always know where your next buck is going to come from -- where and how long that process will take." -- Jill Litwin
 

Clay Pot House, San Francisco

“[The SFSBDC] has really helped us a lot during our hard time, both business wise and emotion wise. Our business advisor also played a critical role in helping us obtain a $50,000 business loan.”

Tip Top Bike Shop, Oakland

"Rick helped us solidify and reaffirm our ideas and present them in a professional manner. This gave us the confidence and perspective to follow our plans to their current successful state."

Slam Dunk Pizza, Ukiah

“[Mendocino SBDC] always had time for us, never rushed us, and their knowledge of opening a business was fantastic. They helped us put our business plan together from the first word to the last.”

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.”

Peri S. Pfenniger, Napa Valley

"I am grateful to all of the staff at SBDC, especially Sandy Stelter, a very knowledgeable NxLeveL Instructor, Jerry Jinnett for her expertise in marketing and Carolynne Gamble, my personal counselor who specializes in art marketing."

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."

Munselle Civil Engineering, Healdsburg

“[My Napa-Sonoma SBDC advisor] has been instrumental in helping me with major company decisions. His broad business & life experience help him understand my company & the difficulties I have faced.”

Zadin Restaurant, San Francisco

“The SBDC really taught us how to survive and how to focus. The Consultants gave us knowledgeable guidance and structure.”

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