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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.

Molinari Caffé, Napa

“Charlie was a great help for me. He saw my idea and showed the same passion and drive I had for getting this project off the ground... When I open my next venture he will be a big part of it.”

Heidi Marble, Fairfield

“The small business center helped anchor and direct my plans, they gave me the tools to reach my potential”

Mad River Brewing Company, Blue Lake

"The services offered by the North Coast Small Business Development Center were invaluable to us at Mad River Brewing Company."

Inspiration Stones, San Rafael

"As a result of working with Tina [of the Santa Rosa SBDC], we are now evaluating business software programs to manage the sales process, we have added 3 part-time employees, and are using the contract services of a talented marketing manager."

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, Capitola

“The [Central Coast] SBDC shared jewels of wisdom with us that turned out to be priceless. They also opened what turned out to be the 'winning door' for our loan. We can’t wait to show them out appreciation! They’re the best!”

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."

Thalia's Jewelry, San Francisco

“I have felt a lot of support from Angel and Gabriela from the [SF SBDC]. They helped me securing a sponsorship from US Bank, and all marketing and promotion efforts to reopen my business with a new fresh start!”

Paragon Uniform Inc., Oakland

In 2009, Paragon successfully bid as a prime contractor and received the award of a contract with the State of California Department of Public Health. In addition, Paragon has partnered with a well-known regional laundry as a sub-contractor to provide services in Alameda County.

680 Graphic Design & Printing, Benicia

"I found the NxLeveL training program very informative and helpful. It covered every aspect of starting and owning a business to growing an existing business."

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