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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."

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.”

ECOlunchboxes, San Rafael

"[We have] benefited tremendously from the opportunity to work with Ashwin Gulati during this critical stage... With his support, we were able to evaluate our areas of strength, plan a strategy for expansion, obtain loans & significantly increase revenues."

Tarla Grill, Napa

"Working with the SBDC and BEC was great! I can't thank enough Ray Kimball and Charlie Monahan. They both were with me from the very beginning. Without their help, I wouldn't have finished the project."

San Francisco Guitarworks, San Francisco

"The San Francisco SBDC is really the best resource I have found to help get a cohesive view of what business is and can become and to develop the steps to get there."

Hydra-Point Nursery, Watsonville

"Danny Braga was instrumental in the preparation of the loan application. His expertise and knowledge was truly an educational experience. I am indebted to Danny and the entire team at [the Central Coast] SBDC for their help, it is very much appreciated!"

Davidson Films Inc., Silicon Valley

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity working with a dedicated team of business advisor and financial specialist, whom showed a genuine interest in ensuring that our goals are met and that our dreams stay alive.”

Ay Dios Mio, San Jose

“I’m so thankful for my meetings with the SBDC & the chance to discuss new ideas for increasing sales & developing a product line. My business advisor was the only person in my sphere of influence that strived for my business success & listened to my ideas.”

Jellyfish Art, LLC, San Francisco

“Tom has given me a lot of financial guidance. He helped me think about all my business processes quantitatively.”

DRACO Healthcare Consulting LLC, Fremont

"With John’s fierce challenging on each step of my original business plan, we were able to transform my dream process into a concrete action plan."

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Updated! - New Job Postings 4/27/16

The North Coast Small Business Development Center and the San Francisco Small Business Development Center have open positions. 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