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Snap Shot, Livermore

"I want to THANK [Steve of the Santa Rosa SBDC] and tell you how much I appreciated the education, the experience, the genuine support and friendships of you and Linda..."

Sheri DeBow, Napa

“Working with Carolynne Gamble was exactly that push I needed in the right direction! Not only did Carolynne stress the importance of an online presence for my art, she helped me figure out how I should start making that happen.”

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."

TassaTag, Lafayette

"The counseling services were beyond my expectations, and because of them I have been given the education and skills to develop the TassaTag Project to EcPAT."

Eden Care Home, San Jose

"SBDC has played an important role in helping a new business owner and an entrepreneur like me to start a business with expert guidance."

G&S Tool, Inc., San Leandro

"At a critical juncture in G&S’s history, SBDC Business Advisor James helped supplement my finance and marketing knowledge to not only stem a difficult financial situation, but also develop strategies for generating new clients..."

Hartman Electronics LLC, Berkeley

"Ron's experience and perspectives have been nothing short of game-changing. I hope someday I'll be able to help others in the same way and that SBDC will still be there when I do."

Folia Design, Napa Valley

"I have many people and organizations to thank for helping position me where I am today and one of them is the SBDC office."

World Class Window Coverings, Brentwood

“We could not have achieved recent the success we’ve had without the advice from our SBDC advisor, Gerald Sullivan.”

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.”

About the Northern California SBDC Network

NEW Positions Available

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

Business Development & Marketing Specialist - Location: Oakland, CA

To learn more about this position, click here.


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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