California SBDC

HOW WE HELP

BUSINESS. BETTER.

Advising

SBDC’s confidential, one-to-one advising services include business plan development assistance, marketing and sales advice, financial management assistance, and more.

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When you’re tired of self-funding.

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SBDC FINANCE CENTER

Capital

Our specialized finance consultants not only guide the loan packaging process, but we help you pick the right loan for your business from our network of more than 100 financial institution partners.

NEVER STOP LEARNING

Training

Interactive training is available online and in-person, covering a range of topics such as social media marketing, exporting, and government contracting to help you stay ahead.

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Fun Fact:

Last year, Norcal SBDC hosted 754 trainings to more than 13,300 entrepreneurs.

Can’t make the trainings?

We know running a business keeps you busy. Explore our many on-demand recorded webinars to gain instant access to business insights on your schedule.

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Also…

Comprehensive, customized services to help businesses start and grow.

From loan packaging, credit repair, taxes, permitting, restaurant management, real estate, IP, and tech commercialization — there is a good reason SBDC is trusted by tens of thousands of business owners nationwide.

SBDC is America’s biggest Small Business nonprofit, and we pay our advisors, so you don’t have to.

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Capital

Marketing

Management

Finance

Human Resources

Restaurants

E-commerce

Cottage Business

Retail

Technology

Manufacturing

AgriBusiness

International Trade

Procurement

Trademarks

Patents

Grants

Tech Commercialization

Real Estate Purchase

Permits

Licensing

Franchising

Financial Projections

Loan Packaging

Quickbooks

Merchant Services

Tax Planning

Partnership Agreements

Lease Negotiation

Product Fulfillment

Inventory Management

Marketing Planning

Website Strategy

Branding

Social Media

Tech Futures Group

If you’re a technology startup based in Northern California, SBDC’s Tech advisory can help you accelerate your business growth and development.

Restaurant Program

Restaurant Program provides no-cost services to people who own an existing restaurant or food business or need support for their startups.

Resources

SBDC’s Digital Guide to Starting a Business. Everything you should know before you go. Learn the common challenges of starting a business and the ins and outs of planning, finance, legal, permitting, hiring, operations, marketing, and more.

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Digital Guide to Growing Your Business. A primer on how to stay competitive, keeping your business plan fresh, and opportunities to level up your branding strategy and business game with new markets—online, and around the globe.

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Government Contracting. Our sister organization, Norcal PTAC, helps small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.

Learn about PTAC

Norcal VBOC. NorCal Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers (VBOC’s) support veterans, transitioning service members – and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term success.

Learn more about VBOC