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Marbella Properties, Silicon Valley

"[Jeanne] was able to help me focus on where things were breaking down and create a viable solution that not only met the current demands but would support future growth."

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!”

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.

Tarla Grill, Napa

"Working with the SBDC and BEC was great! I can't thank enough Ray Kimball and Charlie Monahan. They both were with me from the very beginning. Without their help, I wouldn't have finished the project."

Saafara, San Francisco

“Without [Gabriela Sapp's] support I would have never got my loan approved. Great job! I wish you I have known about the SBDC a year earlier.”

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."

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

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.”

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."

Bottle Cap Food & Drink, San Francisco

“We're thrilled that our local SF SBDC associates coupled us with the VEDC so that we are now serving the neighborhood and the Bay Area. Without them, this beloved restaurant space could still be vacant and we may have seen our chance slip away."

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.


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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