Your success is our success.
Small Business isn’t so small after all…
Creating two-thirds of net new jobs and driving U.S. innovation and competitiveness, small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. A recent survey from SBA’s Office of Advocacy indicates that small business accounts for 44 percent of all U.S. economic activity.
2020: BY THE NUMBERS
NORCAL SBDC’S REGION IMPACT:
01/01/2020 — 12/31/2020
New Jobs Created
New Taxable Revenue
Total Capital Infusion*
Businesses that received one-on-one advising
Total Hours of Advising/Consulting
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
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.
NorCal SBDC is making a big impact on our local communities and throughout the region.
Don’t just take our word for it — see what our clients say about what we do.
We had zero experience with numbers and at times we were frustrated about having to learn so many things, but now we know how to price and we understand our budget. If you are patient and listen, you will be able to thrive with the SBDC’s help. I can’t believe all this was free!MIEKO SCOTT, HELLA NUTS
I have been in touch with the Sierra SBDC since 2016 and everything has been great. My advisor, Leslie Williams makes things so much easier. She assists and also connects me to people who can get me answers to my questions ranging from financial assistance to trademarking.MAYRA FLORES, FLORES
North Coast SBDC’s online loan resources were crucial for our early funding. The info was quick and right there and thanks to it we were part of the first wave of PPP loans.DUSTIN TAYLOR, DICK TAYLOR CRAFT CHOCOLATE – EUREKA
The SBDC wrapped their arms around us via email and encouraged us, gave us the latest info on the loans, and were very consistent in responding to me when I had any questions. They have been absolutely instrumental in supporting us in whatever things pop up.TARA MEL, FREELINE SURF SHOP – SANTA CRUZ
I couldn’t be happier with the support we’ve gotten from Tech Futures Group. It’s clear that without this help, we wouldn’t have realized the successes that we have today. [My advisor’s] clear-thinking, practical, creative, and smart advice has helped me get through some of the biggest challenges we’ve faced so far.JONATHAN LARIVIERE, SCOOT SCIENCE – SANTA CRUZ
When my staff had questions about EDD, they got me information that helped us work towards solutions. You can’t be a passive bystander – you have to seek out the help, but the help is there.MEREDITH MAIER, SIX RIVERS BREWERY – MCKINLEYVILLE
SBDC‘s Tech Future’s Group Advisor, Hon Wong became our sounding board. He gave me confidence that the decisions we were making were the right decisions. I don’t think we could have made it to where we are now without Hon, or let me rephrase that – it would have been a lot more painful to get where we are now.MATT SALISBURY, NTROPY DATA – SAN FRANCISCO