We’re here to help

Norcal SBDC helps entrepreneurs just like you with planning, accessing capital, and growth strategies – such as marketing, management, and scaling.

Well Connected

Our expertise is provided to your business pro-bono, thanks to a dedicated network of partner organizations, including SBA and CaOSBA.

A look at the numbers

In 2021, Norcal SBDC has helped more than 20,000 Northern California-based entreprenuers take their business to the next level, with expert advising and more than $645 million in access to capital support.

Based on totals of businesses supported by SBDC.
No multipliers used, results verified annually by third-party research.
* total capital infusion includes loans and equity


new jobs created


New Taxable Revenue


Businesses Advised


Capital Investment for SBDC Clients

Our mission is helping Northern California’s small businesses realize success

It’s our vision to see our clients become the most resilient, focused, and competitive small businesses in the market. We’re working towards this by continuing to empower entrepreneurs with a resilient, growth mindset – and through transformative insights, resources, and guidance.

STRONGER together

Spanning 36 counties, Northern California is not just known for its vast expanse but also its vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. It boasts eight of the state’s top 10 fastest-growing small business markets*.

Our clients, the determined and innovative business owners, are pivotal in driving this growth and shaping Northern California’s economic landscape.

Norcal SBDC is proud to be a part of their journey.

Discover their stories:

Meet our clients