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Bike Dojo, Santa Cruz

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “As Kim and I sat in the Bike Dojo after the grand opening party celebrating the evening...we came up with a list of 10 people who without them, Bike Dojo would not exist... the SBDC was at the top of that list.”

Carmel Kitchens & Baths, Carmel

“Keith Holtaway has been exceedingly helpful in directing my focus and helping me to be concise with the business plan, toward a positive outcome for myself and the business.”

Artisan Fine Rug Care, Watsonville

"Mr. Hibble gave us advice that prevented us from making expensive mistakes. We were able to capitalize on his counsel, attend his SBDC seminars on marketing and internet optimization, and otherwise develop an aggressive word-of-mouth and internet campaign."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

At the 2009 NAMM trade show, Dennis and Dustin were able to sign on with a reputable and well-established distributor & manufacturer’s representation company, Farley’s Musical Essentials.

Cake Coquette, San Francisco

“I was glad to have connected with Gabriela Sapp at the SBDC. I am very thankful that she helped me to develop all the financial reports the lender was asking for so I could secure my loan and hire a baker that I needed for so long.”

Cake Plate, Napa

“With the help and support of Ray Kimball and the SBDC, this transition from a start-up to an established business has been incredibly smooth.”

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.

Beverly Leftwich, MS MFT, Cupertino

“Jenny [of the SVSBDC] quickly grasped the particular challenges of my marketing niche, and provided me with useful and creative approaches as well as specific tools, which enabled the development of a blueprint for healthy and sustained growth in my business.”

Railroad Cleaners, Pittsburg

By the end of 2011, Tom and Svonne hired an outside sales person, combined services of part-time employees, implemented their new marketing plan, and purchased a new garment pressing machine to offer same day service.

Constance Rose Textile Designs, Eureka

"SBDC is an extremely good resource for people at any stage of their business development.  They provide a tremendous amount of resources..."

About the Northern California SBDC Network

Now accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant at the San Francisco Small Business Development Center center in San Francisco, CA.  

For more information, please read the following position description and contact the San Francisco SBDC.

 
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