Real testimonies from REAL SBDC clients.


The SBDC has been so valuable to us as new business owners. Our advisor helped us from the very beginning with everything from getting our business started to managing our cash flow and inventory, to recently expanding our business to a new location.  We are so grateful for all the help and guidance we’ve been given for FREE through the SBDC.

Hannah Stubblefield, Wonderland Toys & Classroom Resources – Santa Cruz

We love working with our SBDC advisor. He has helped us a great deal all along the way in determining a timeline of priorities, projected costs as needed for funding, financials review, strategic planning, and cash flow analysis.

Joanne Hansen and Audrey Haglund, Old Chicago Pizza – Petaluma

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

…I have been listening to all of the webinars – great information where people can ask questions and they answer them.

The staff was amazing and very helpful, during the Covid-19 I recommended SBDC to a lot of friends. I feel that without [my advisor]  this would have been a more difficult time for us.

Charles Byerly, Mary’s Pizza – Redding

 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

We would have been lost without Oscar [the Director of the SBDC’s Affiliate Program, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce]. He connected us with a loan officer who ended up giving us the loan and he also helped us to tell our story to the loan officer.

Brooke Murillo, Tapa the World – Sacramento