Advising Expertise

We have numerous Business Specialists ready to help advise you with almost any business concern. Our services are completely free and 100% confidential.  

Get Started with One-on-One Advising Support

Solano-Napa SBDC offers expertise on all phases of your business, from startup or business purchase, to assessment and improvement, growth, expansion, and even exit strategy. Our services do not include legal and tax advising — but most everything else.

📊 Finance & Accounting

Understanding your finances and keeping a healthy cash flow can be the difference between a hiring sign and a for-lease sign in your business window.

🏭 Food & Restaurants

Food production and restaurants have their own unique challenges that require specialized expertise. Get help from advisors who know food biz inside and out.

💰 Get Funded

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

📈 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.

👥 Human Resources

If you have or plan to have employees, get help with hiring, retention, compliance with California and federal requirements, and building a motivated workforce.

📞 Marketing & Sales

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.

🚚 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.

🏆 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.

 📦 Buying an Existing Biz

Whether you’re just starting your recordkeeping or need help with accounting issues and growth, our experts can help you plan your systems, reports, and record retention.


Our specialty advisors bring diverse, multi-industry, and operational experience to your unique business.

Restaurant & Food

Our team of experienced restaurant and hospitality veterans can help you with any kind of food business you have or are launching.

Gov’t Contracting

The field of government contracting can be very lucrative for small businesses since the government buys almost all goods and services which consumers purchase.


Managing your manufacturing venture is a challenge. We can help identify problems affecting productivity and formulate solutions with our manufacturing expertise.