04-15-2016 CA Small Business Development Centers announce record year for client success in securing capital
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08-16-2015 GO-Biz Awards $2 Million to 41 Small Business Development Centers
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04-06-2015 Increased funding to California Small Business Development Centers benefits 60,000 entrepreneurs
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09-30-2014 GO-Biz Awards $2 Million to CA SBDC Network for Capital Infusion Assistance
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09-26-2014 Sacramento Metro Camber Awarded Contract to Manage Regional SBDC
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09-03-2014 GO-Biz Awards $2 Million to CA SBDC Network for Capital Infusion Assistance
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07-16-2014 North Bay Area Business Advisor Recognized as State Star
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03-28-2013 Small Businesses Attribute Growth to California SBDC in 2012
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01-21-2013 California SBDC and Kimco Realty Announce 2013 Dates for Startup Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs
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05-30-2012 SBDC contributes to economic growth in Mendocino County
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03-23-2012 Statewide Economic Impact Annual Report 2011
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03-22-2012 Job growth, client sales soar for California SBDC’s in 2011
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03-02-2012 Alameda SBDC advisors recognized for performance at regional conference
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03-01-2012 Janet Wentworth and Ashwin Gulati recognized at regional conference
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02-28-2012 SBDC Business advisors recognized for performance at regional conference
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02-27-2012 Small Business Development Center gets rave reviews for free advice, helps clients land $5.88 million in loans

SANTA CRUZ - Mina Feuerhaken, 27, opened her own business, Nut Kreations, with husband Brody, last year, and since then, they've created four jobs.

Jo Minola, 58, opened Moda Bellissima, a fashion boutique for women, in September, leveraging her experience as a buyer.

Ben Vickery, 29, and his wife Nikya Stone Smith, 28, opened Ben's Motorcycles Works in Freedom, a repair shop specializing in BMWs, in July. They have so many customers they are going to expand their space and hire two employees.

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02-24-2012 Sandy Stelter and Anni Minuzzo recognized for excellence at regional conference

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02-08-2012 California SBDC supports Website to help California businesses navigate health care law

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10-31-2011 Statewide business series comes to North Coast

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10-17-2011 Next Steps for Small Business series heads to Santa Barbara

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10-07-11 North Bay Biz Magazine

Swimming With Sharks

NGOs bolster SBA ranks in the field

Nationwide, SBA’s largest contracted technical assistance providers are the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), which are typically hosted by nonprofit institutions of higher education and, in some cases, local governmental institutions.

“Statewide, we served just over 50,000 small businesses in California last year, and there are a lot of jobs created and retained that are tied to those businesses,” says Ann Johnson-Stromberg, the Arcata-based communications and marketing manager for the Northern California SBDC Regional Network—comprising 14 counties from the Oregon Coast down to Monterey.

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10-6-2011 Silicon Valley SBDC staff recognized as State Star

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10-4-2011 California SBDC hires statewide outreach director 

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10-3-2011 NorCal SBDC hires strategic initiatives director

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7-21-2011 Statewide summit series to highlight benefits and impacts of collaborative economics

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7-21-2011 California SBDC glimpse modest growth for small businesses in 2010

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5-6-2010 Governor's Conference

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3-22-2010    LA Times

A source of assistance for entrepreneurs needs some help

Three dozen small-business development centers in California are threatened by budget cuts and scrambling to find new funding sources.

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3-17-2010   Press Release

CA Small Business Development Center Network Makes Commitment of $1.2 million

“The California SBDC network applauds the State for its leadership and is pleased to enter a strategic partnership with the State that will bring federal SBDC resources,” said Kristin Johnson, state chair for the California SBDCs.

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