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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!”

Drums & Crumbs, San Rafael

“I know we couldn’t have completed our loan application process without [the Marin SBDC’s] assistance. We highly recommend the SBDC to any other new small business owners looking for guidance and advice.”

The Yoga Studio, Campbell

"What I value the most about Anne [Wenzel]’s advice is that it was specific, pertinent, applicable and executable...She advised me on things like locations, prices, insurance, contracts, grand opening launches, the list just goes on and on."

Sincere Home Decor, Oakland

“I want to thank SBDC for all the informative classes that I attended and the one-on-one counseling sessions. I truly admire this organization for doing what it's doing in helping all the small businesses out there. Thanks again!”

Mendocino Sandpiper Jewelry, Mendocino

"I am very fortunate for the help of the Mendocino SBDC. They helped me make my dream come true. This is what I am meant to be doing and it has been an amazing experience."

Niles Pie Company, Union City

"Deagon [of the Alameda SBDC] was realistic and encouraging at the same time, lending us much-valued industry expertise that’s enabled us to grow from an idea and a dream into a solid business that has a growth plan for the future."

Sequoia Diner, Oakland

“Having the SBDC help us was such a great help. Deagon really had the experience it takes to run a restaurant and she has been a great asset to our success. We’re very thankful.”

Hip Chick Farms, Sebastopol

“Annie was informative, helpful and supportive. She pushed us to consider elements we had not thought of, which was very helpful in developing our business model.”

Store Inside, Milpitas

"We owe a lot to Jeff and the SBDC for helping make our reality not only come true, but for us to be better prepared."

River Song Natural Foods, Willow Creek

"The SBDC is a great resource for all steps in making a business. Their classes are helpful, and their employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and great to work with."

About the Northern California SBDC Network

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/02/16 New Job Postings! 
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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