Thanks to our vast network of partners, we can act as a convener of resources for the Northern California business community.

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Federal Funding


Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to being the nation’s premier voice for small businesses.

State Funding


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.


We are sincerely grateful to our generous local financial partners — who share our vision for a thriving, prosperous small business community throughout Northern California.

Funding Partner

Better Business Bureau of Northeast California 

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by setting standards, encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses, celebrating marketplace role models, calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior, and creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities throughout our communities. 

OUR Affiliates

NorCal SBDC’s Affiliate Program is designed to help us better reach entrepreneurs who may not be aware of our program offerings.

Cal Poly Humboldt

As the NorCal SBDC program host, Cal Poly Humboldt collaborates on regional and state-wide small business initiatives, providing services including grant and contract applications geared toward economic development.


Norcal PTAC is a nonprofit program formed to help businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. Their free services include one-on-one counseling, custom bid matching, training, resources, and networking opportunities.

SBDC Hosts

Our host partners share our passion for supporting the small business community. Without them, our work wouldn’t be possible.

What is SBDC?

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