SBDC
SERVICES

We’re here to help. We meet small businesses where they are to give them the confidence and access to the tools they need to realize their dreams.

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SBDC 1:1 Business Advising



Yes — it’s almost too good to be true. SBDC’s confidential, expert advising comes to your business completely free. We’ve helped tens of thousands of businesses just like yours—from taco trucks to tech startups—realize their potential as business owners.

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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

Workshops
& Training



Starting a business is a big decision. Keeping it profitable is a constant challenge. We offer a wide range of workshops to help you understand the best business practices to help you succeed.

Our workshops are provided at no cost throughout our service territory year-round.

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On-Demand Learning

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.  

Regional
Programs



All business is local, and our suite of programs is designed to help businesses launch and grow in specific markets across northern California.

Our programs provide assistance in many industries including food and retail, as well as micro-enterprises. All our programs are built with a singular purpose, to help business owners realize their dreams.

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Finance Center

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.

Restaurants

Restaurant Program

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

Technology

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.

IMPORT / EXPORT

International Trade

Discover exciting growth opportunities and new revenue streams through international trade.