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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."

West Accounting Services, Napa

“I don’t know where I would be with my business if I hadn’t met with Jerry [Jinnett] ...Jerry is a wealth of information and I highly recommend everyone, that is starting or thinking of starting a business, make an appointment with her.”

Nana & Company Children's Resale Boutique, Dixon

"Sandy and Floyd gave me the needed insight to see that I would have to add classes to my business plan in order to be a successful retailer in our quiet little town."

Superior Food Safety, Napa

“The Napa SBDC advisor, Carolynne Gamble, provided the key elements for the success of my business. I would have not been able to develop the strategy in such a short time without the support I received to develop the marketing plan and web site for my business.”

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!”

Cool Earth Solar, Livermore

"We owe much of our success with these grants to the experience, knowledge and cheerful assistance of [Chuck Eason and Gerry Barañano.]"

Heidi Marble, Fairfield

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

Sift: a Cupcakery, LLC, Cotati

"The SBDC [at Santa Rosa Junior College] connected me with Cynthia Riggs to help grow our business and gain understanding of our financials."

TechPro Source, Vacaville

Rather than secure debt financing, Mr. [Michael] Cortez wanted to pursue equity financing for the business.  Mr.[Charles] Eason assisted him in developing a PowerPoint pitch for investors.

Christi's Green Cleaning, Santa Cruz

"Joy and Bob were very helpful in helping me with understanding the ins and outs of becoming an employer along with how to be more organized in my business."

About the Northern California SBDC Network

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Now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator at the Tech Futures Group center in San Francisco, CA.  

For more information, please read the following position description and contact the Tech Futures Group.


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