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Pacific Preserves, Fort Bragg

"I like talking to customers and getting to know the farmers. When you promote a local product in a small community, you get to know people and develop a loyal following."

San Jose Kitchen Rental, San Jose

"I truly feel [Karioki Uhuru] has gone beyond my expectations of what a mentor with the SVSBDC Business Development center has to offer our great city of San Jose."

Hurley's Restaurant and Bar, Yountville

"The NVC SBDC has a lot of great programs we use as tools to keep our business at the top of our game."

Davidson Films Inc., Silicon Valley

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity working with a dedicated team of business advisor and financial specialist, whom showed a genuine interest in ensuring that our goals are met and that our dreams stay alive.”

SF SBDC Client is National Cover Story in BizJournals

"Always know where your next buck is going to come from -- where and how long that process will take." -- Jill Litwin
 

Natural Decadence, Humboldt County

“We have been amazed at the amount of support we’ve received. We can honestly say we would not be where we are today without their support!”

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.”

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."

Accurate C&S Services, Oakland

"SBDC assisted Accurate with experienced consultants with strong business expertise and government contracting experience has set us up to achieve successful long-term strategic goals with government contracting. We are grateful for the assistance provided by ACSBDC."

Advanced Displays and Signs, Eureka

"This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and SBDC helped me have the confidence to move forward."

About the Northern California SBDC Network

ANNOUNCEMENT

6/20/16
Request for Proposal
: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Marin County
Click here for more information.


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