Real testimonies from REAL SBDC clients.
It’s been nothing but a positive experience. [Our advisor], Molly O’Kane has been a saving grace – she helped us a lot, making us aware of things we never would have known. She helped us to get a grant that allowed us to remodel the studio– Diandra Thompson, Co-owner of FTK Martial Arts
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
Every time something went wrong I was on the phone with SBDC. Louise Dawson from the Restaurant Program was always connecting me to someone who would at least give me a second opinion so I didn’t have to navigate my problems alone. SBDC were the only ones I could count on.Diane Long, Burger I M – Dixon
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 – Oakland
We appreciate all the help the SBDC gave us in completing our business plan and loan application which helped us obtain our loan to purchase our building.Rey Almazan, Rey’s Window Tinting & Auto Security – Stockton
We’re quick learners and West gave us the education we needed to begin. Also, when you’re changing your life in such a big way, it’s emotional and West was a voice of reason, which helped us to make good decisions. They kept us focused on facts.Aspen Logan, The Color Mill – Mendocino
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