No-fee, 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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Our specialized finance consultants not only guide the loan packaging process, but we also help you pick the right loan for your business from our network of more than 100 financial institution partners.


Interactive training is available online and in-person, covering various 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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Advertising, Agribusiness ,AI, Automated Invoicing, Bed and Breakfast, Bookkeeping, Branding, Business Planning, Business Strategy, Capital ,Cashflow, Catering Business, Cloud-Based Business, Coffee Shop, Credit Repair, Culture, Data, Day Care Business, Dance Studio, E-commerce, Finance, Financial Forecasting, Fine Art Gallery, Franchising, Google Analytics, Grants, Healthcare Business, Human Resources, Inventory Management, International Trade, Landscaping Business, Languages, Lead Acquisition, Licensing, Loan Packaging, Manufacturing, Marketing, Market Research, Niche Marketing, Online Community, Operations, Patents, Permits, Personal Training Business, Photography Business, Project Planning, Public Relations, Quickbooks, Real Estate Purchase, Renewables, Retail, Sales Funnels, Solar, Technology, Trademarks, Website Strategy, Yoga Studio, Zero-Waste Business

From A to Z

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 business owners nationwide.

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Tech Futures Group

SBDC’s Tech Futures Group empowers your tech-focused business with expert advice, strategic guidance, and growth opportunities to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Restaurant Program

Savor Success with SBDC’s Restaurant Program – Our seasoned advisors help you cook up a winning recipe for your restaurant, covering strategy, operations, and marketing for a thriving culinary venture.

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International trade

Boost Your Global Business – Norcal SBDC’s International Trade Program offers expert guidance, resources, and insights for successful expansion into global markets.

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SBDC Newsletter

Sign up for the Norcal SBDC weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events in the small business community. We share insights, tips, and resources to help small businesses thrive. Plus, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming workshops and events hosted by the SBDC. Stay in the know – sign up today!

SBDC’s Digital Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you should know before you go. Learn the everyday 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, keep your business plan fresh, and have opportunities to level up your branding strategy and business game with new markets—online and around the globe.

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Norcal APEX Accelerators

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

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Norcal VBOC

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

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