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Accurate C&S Services, Oakland

"SBDC assisted Accurate with experienced consultants with strong business expertise and government contracting experience has set us up to achieve successful long-term strategic goals with government contracting. We are grateful for the assistance provided by ACSBDC."

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!”

Happy Go Lucky Pet Care, Walnut Creek

“I recommend the SBDC to anyone wanting to grow or expand a small business. We feel very fortunate to have the support of such a well run organization.”

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

The Gardening Tutor, Santa Rosa

"I always leave the SBDC excited, energized, and motivated! Completing the homework never fails to improve my business. Janet is honest with me, yet kind and approachable, while providing a wealth of information I can use."

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."

Hi-Tec Recycling, Richmond

“(My SBDC business advisor) had sage advice and I used him as a sounding board on running my business. His guidance and expertise were very helpful.”

National Autism Resources, Benicia

“Right from the start the SBDC has helped me to grow my business and avoid costly mistakes. Their advice has paid off enormously. Any small business owner that does not take advantage of their services is crazy!”

Uncle Boy's Burgers, San Francisco

We met John Espejo, a 25 year-old... a Juma graduate and a current City College student who wanted to open a hamburger shop near the University of San Francisco.

Noyo Theatre, Willits

“We are very proud that our perseverance and tenacity allowed us to reach this point, and are very excited to finally realize our goals. West Company has given us and continues to provide priceless guidance throughout this journey.”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Positions Available

The Northern California SBDC Lead Center is currently accepting applications for the position of SBDC Associate Region Director, to be located in Arcata, CA and the position of Tech Futures Group (TFG) Director, to be located in San Francisco, CA.

To learn more about either position, click here.


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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.

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.

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