The resources through SBDC are wonderful and I am so glad they are free of charge and so accessible.

Karen and Don Garnaas with their staff

When Dr. Karen Garnaas and her husband, Don, were considering opening a neuromedical clinic in Redding, they had no idea what steps to take.  They contacted the SBDC and spoke with advisor Joe Rodola.  Joe helped them establish a business plan, create and understand their budget and determine the best path to move forward.  With Joe’s help and guidance, they were able to start the practice.   

Don wrote, “We had the opportunity to work directly with (SBDC advisor) Joe Rodola.  He helped us with our business plan and our budget for 2020 and 2021.  He was amazingly knowledgeable and friendly to us as we were figuring out if it would make sense to open a medical practice.  With his expertise we were able to see that opening would make sense and we proceeded to open Catalyst Neuromedical Center, PC on November 2nd, 2020.

"Joe was awesome! He was highly knowldgeable and personable and we left our meeting feeling empowered to move forward with our startup. . . . I want to thank Joe Rodola again for helping us dream and start a medical practice in Redding, CA.  He truly made the process make sense and we were able to move forward with confidence.

"Keep up the good work. The resources through SBDC are wonderful and I am so glad they are free of charge and so accessible.”

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