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.
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.
What are you waiting for?
Real Estate Purchase
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restaurant Program provides no-cost services to people who own an existing restaurant or food business or need support for their startups.
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
Discover exciting growth opportunities and new revenue streams through international trade.