NORCal 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.

Get Started

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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Advertising

Agribusiness

AI

Automated Invoicing

Bed and Breakfast

Bookkeeping

Branding

Business Planning

Business Strategy

Capital

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 Anaylitics

Grants

Healthcare Business

Human Resources

Inventory Management

International Trade

Landscaping Business

Languages

Lead Acquisition

Licensing

Loan Packaging

Manufacturing

Marketing

Marketing Planning

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

Zoology 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 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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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