California SBDC is here to support small businesses from A to Z. In confidential, one-on-one consulting sessions, we provide a range of technical support to help businesses start, grow, and prosper.


SBDC’s confidential, one-to-one advising services include business plan development assistance, marketing, and sales advice, financial management assistance, and more.

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Business plan development assistance

Our advisors support creating a comprehensive business plan outlining goals, strategies, and financial projections.

Marketing and sales

Our team offers guidance on creating a marketing plan and identifying a target audience to promote business and increase sales.

Financial management assistance

Our advisors assist with budgeting, forecasting, understanding financial statements, and navigating tax requirements.

Strategic planning

We aid in identifying growth opportunities and developing a plan to achieve long-term goals.

Access to funding

We help clients connect with funding opportunities such as grants, loans, and business competitions, and navigate the application process.

Access to Capital

The SBDC network includes hundreds of financial institution partners, providing clients with various options to suit their specific needs and goals.

Our specialized finance consultants guide clients through the loan packaging process, helping clients choose the right capital resources for their unique business needs.

2018 — 2022 Impact

In the last 3 years, SBDC helped clients access more than, $4.78 Billion dollars for their businesses.


Our interactive training sessions, available both online and in-person, cover a wide range of topics to help you stay ahead in the ever-changing business landscape.

From social media marketing to exporting and government contracting, our training sessions are taught by field experts with broad subject knowledge, providing you with world-class, first-hand practical education.



We specialize in assisting technology-based clients with securing essential funding from sources such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, enabling them to take their businesses to the next level. Additionally, we help connect tech entrepreneurs with venture capital (VC) and angel investment opportunities to further support their growth and development.

International Trade

From identifying target markets to understanding cultural barriers and complying with regulations, certified international trade consultants help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of taking their operations abroad and developing effective export strategies to succeed in the global marketplace.

Our Promise

We value the importance of trust and transparency in our client-consultant relationship. That’s why we are steadfast in our statewide commitment to provide expert guidance, tailored support, and confidentiality throughout the entire client journey.

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