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Jamber Wine Pub, San Francisco

“Working with the fantastic SBDC team helped make my dream come true: their advice and support is a big part of Jamber's success!”

Riverbed Yoga, Guerneville

“I think working with my SBDC Advisor Paul Bozzo gave me the structure and motivation to actually implement my business plan... [he] took me to task and give me tangible things I could check off and make sure I’m not missing anything.”

Backroom Wines, Napa

“When it seems that EVERYTHING costs money, it’s a gift that the services of the SBDC are free. This is a resource I encourage every small business owner, at whatever stage they are in their business, to use.”

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.”

Dolce Bella Chocolate Café, San Jose

“It is amazing the services the SVSBDC provided us for free. After an initial meeting to identify areas of need, they linked us up with tried and true professionals who advised us on our business plan from financial and marketing perspectives.”

Flexsweep, Watsonville

"The SBDC was instrumental in obtaining our business growth.  Linda Johnson helped push the idea of trade shows that increased our business."

ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

"Anne and the SBDC added a great objective professional point of view that helped my ideas to become reality."

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.

Mendocino Solar Service, Little River

“West Company is a fabulous low-cost one-stop for local business owners,” says Bruce [Erickson].

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.”

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