BUSINESS
ADVISING


SBDC is tax-payer funded, so our advising services come to you completely free, and all one-on-one advising is 100% confidential. See below some of the ways we can help your business. 

Planning

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to grow your business, we are here for you to help chart a course. We’ll help you define objectives and create an action plan.

Get Funded

Our consultants can provide guidance in reviewing your financing opportunities and introducing you to our network with more than 100 funding institutions.

Start Your Business

We can help you turn your idea into a business. We’ll help you navigate every aspect of starting a business and chart a path towards realizing your dream.

Marketing

Our marketing experts will help you understand your customers, what they need and how you can reach them with proven experience across all industries in both B2B and B2C markets.

Financial

Working to create efficiency to improve your margins, and keeping a healthy cash flow can be the difference between a hiring sign and a for-lease sign in your business window.

Management

From helping you to find efficiencies and assessing new technologies to analyzing inventory management and developing new systems, We are ready to help.

Grow Your Business

From expanding your workforce and footprint — to expanding your product line and profit margins, SBDC can help your business evolve and stay competitive.

Sell Your Business

We can help you create a thorough plan to transfer ownership, sell, or close your business. Get qualified advice and know what to do to tie up loose ends.

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SPECIALIZED
EXPERTISE

Our specialty advisors bring diverse, multi-industry, and operational experience to your unique business, so you can learn from their mistakes and expertise.

Restaurants

Our team of experienced restaurant and hospitality veterans share collective industry insights, do’s and dont’s and practical how-to’s.

SBDC Tech

Northern California is a hub of tech innovation. Our SBDC Tech program specializes in helping tech startups accelerate their growth.

International Trade

We have experts who can help you to identify opportunities in international markets for your imported or exported products

Gov’t Contracting

If you haven’t considered it yet — the field of government contracting can be very lucrative for small businesses since the government buys almost all goods and services which consumers purchase.

Manufacturing

Managing your manufacturing venture is a challenge. We can help identify problems affecting productivity and formulate solutions. Our advisors can also assist with setting and meeting financial and strategic goals.