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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."

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."

Snap Shot, Livermore

"I want to THANK [Steve of the Santa Rosa SBDC] and tell you how much I appreciated the education, the experience, the genuine support and friendships of you and Linda..."

Humboldt Heartland, Humboldt County

“There would be no book without the skills and shared belief in this project by [several other people and] Stilson Snow from the Small Business Development Center.”

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."

Heidi Marble, Fairfield

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

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."

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."

Let's Make Room, Oakland

“Having access to a small business resource like the Alameda County SBDC is what made it possible for me to get the information I needed to know about starting my own small business...I still can’t believe I got the time of a small business consultant for free.”

Pacific Physical Therapy, Fort Bragg

As Tammy looks to the future of her business, she considers how it can address a number of market and global trends...

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Warmest wishes to you & your families for a holiday season filled with love, light & laughter!

From the SBDC Lead Center team:
Kristin, Shawn, Kristina, Ann, Carrie, Michael, Ryan, Tina and Sharon

The Northern California SBDC Lead Center will be closed
Wednesday, December 24, 2013 through Friday, January 2, 2015.

See you in 2015!!


SBDC Business News
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10/17/2013 - What do you believe in?
10/17/2013 - Are you ready to expand your business into e-commerce?
10/17/2013 - Six things you need to know about POS system software
Click here for more news!

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