About the SBDC

We Mean Business.

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is an extensive network of forty-five small business service centers leading the charge in providing tools and guidance needed to help you realize your potential as an entrepreneur. The California SBDC network is devoted to helping all industries and all levels of businesses with accessing capital, human resources, marketing/social media, e-commerce, accounting, pivoting strategies or any other business need.

Recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've assisted businesses in acquiring a variety of funding options, lease negotiations, pivoting strategies, cash flow management and getting set up online. SBDC is your partner for success and thanks to State and Federal funding, it all comes at no cost to you.


We're Focused on Your ROI.

According to a recent study, SBDC clients experienced 6 times the sales growth, and created 13 times the jobs of average businesses. Read more here.

Direct and personalized technical assistance is provided to entrepreneurs through professional consulting, supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences. These services are delivered throughout California via an extensive network of thirty-five Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

Your local SBDC provides comprehensive business guidance on most business issues including;

  • best practices for small businesses
  • business plan development
  • start-up basics
  • emergency capital
  • e-commerce
  • financing
  • procurement & contracting opportunities
  • regulatory compliance
  • money management
  • international trade
  • manufacturing assistance

Our one-on-one advising is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, state, and local partners and is offered at no cost to the client.'

Find your local SBDC here.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.