America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the Northern California Regional SBDC has served its communities.
new businesses started in rural areas by NorCal SBDC in 2020
Redefining Black Entrepreneurship: The Inclusivity Project
Our 2021 challenge is to infuse $100M in capital to 1,000 black-owned businesses and launch 100 new businesses while helping them go the distance, create good jobs, opportunities and meaningful community impact. Learn more at theinclusivityproject.com
I don't know where we would be without the SBDC. We had zero experience with numbers ... now we understand our budget. Louise introduced us to people who went out of their way to help us.
Mieko Scott, Co-Owner of Hella Nuts Eatery
We're building a strong foundation for the next generation entreprenuer
NorCal SBDCs are helping millennial entrepreneurs access the insights and resources they need to become their own boss, create meaningful local impact within their community, and realize their business potential.
NorCal's Tech Advisory Helps Scoot Science Reel in A $2 Million Capital Infusion and Hire 10 Employees
Scoot Science developed a proprietary software providing fish farmers with oceanographic and meteorological environmental data for the most comprehensive view of the local sea. Scoot Science joined the SBDC with just an idea and today their customers include the world's top-ten salmon producers. Additionally, our SBDC was able to help Scoot raise more than two million dollars in capital, opening doors for significant advancements in product development, operations, and sales pipeline.
North Coast SBDC's online loan resources were crucial for our early funding. The info was quick and right there and thanks to it we were part of the first wave of PPP loans.
Dustin Taylor, Co-Owner of Dick Taylor Chocolate
attendees at NorCal SBDC disaster recovery webinars
Mayra Flores Starts a Business During the Pandemic and Already has Products in Over 100 Stores
Even a pandemic couldn't stop Mayra Flores's entrepreneurial spirit. During the first few months of the shelter-in-place, Mayra saw an opportunity to pivot her bartending business and launch her own line of mixer products. Mayra worked with her SBDC advisor to develop a business plan, establish a trademark and secure capital including an EIDL loan and a $50,000 microloan. Today, Mayra has her Flores Micheladas products in more than 100 retail locations.