About Us


Whether it’s planning your first startup, access to capital, human resources, compliance, marketing, accounting, or any other business need — NorCal SBDC is the region’s one-stop-shop for accelerating small business success.

SBDC Impact

NORCAL SBDC’S REGION IMPACT:
01/01/2020 — 12/31/2020

5,120

New Jobs Created

$250,029,199

New Taxable Revenue

$514,937,445

Total Capital Infusion*

16,342

Businesses that received one-on-one advising

83,916

Total Hours of Advising/Consulting

48,414

SBDC Training Event Attendees

All data reported by SBDC businesses.
No multipliers used, results verified annually by third-party research.
* total capital infusion includes loans and equity

Vision

To help Northern California entrepreneurs and small businesses become the most resilient, focused, and competitive small businesses in the market.

Mission

NorCal SBDC’s mission is to empower now and next-generation entrepreneurs with a prepared, growth mindset – through transformative insights, resources, and guidance.

We provide clients a strong foundation to build on.

No one can predict the future, but we can help you prepare for it. In these uncertain times, you can rely on the SBDC to provide security and stability when it’s needed most. For 40 years, we have helped entrepreneurs successfully navigate all of the economy’s ups and downs – and we’re here to help our clients prepare for whatever lies ahead.

Helping businesses. Helping communities.

In supporting small businesses like yours, we are pumping oxygen into the lifeblood of Northern California. While you do the heavy lifting, we are here to help give you the confidence you need to continue challenging your limits. When your business is facing big decisions, we’re here, ready to help you sort through it and support you with access to resources vital for business impact.