Skip to content

ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

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

BumRite Diapers, Napa

“The SBDC is a free service and a wonderful program offered to the residents of Napa.  Why wouldn’t we take advantage of it?”

Chepo's Tamales, Elmira

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “We did not have a Business Plan and the SBDC helped us to put that together. They also provided us the technical assistance to fill out the loan application.”

IMTech, Fremont

"Before I began working with the SBDC, I felt like I was a hamster on a small business wheel. Now I have a clear path laid out for the future and success."

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.”

Nut Kreations, Santa Cruz

“Keith Holtaway gave us clarity, much needed moral support and a little push we needed in making decisions. He was available to us anytime we needed him and introduced us to his large network.”

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."

Rok Bistro, Sunnyvale

“Working with the SBDC has been informative and beneficial in helping us better understand our marketing direction and messages, and ways of getting those messages out to our target market in a cost-effective manner.”

PsiNapse Technology Ltd, Pleasanton

"Bob Lane gave me advice on marketing and business plan development. He encouraged me to work with the government; I see more growth in our future."

Kathryn Stotler, Eureka

“The SBDC has been an excellent resource for me. The staff have helped me get on track and stay on track with launching my new work. I have learned powerful new marketing skills and been able to realistically evaluate my progress.”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

NEW Position Available

The Northern California SBDC Lead Center is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Business Development & Marketing Specialist - Location: Oakland, CA

To learn more about this position, click here.


SBDC Business News
10/17/2013 -  How to make a tradeshow work for you
10/17/2013 - Debt vs. equity
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!

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.

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.

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