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[Text to be updated] 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.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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19 New Business Starts in Rural Areas (under 50k population)

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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19 New Business Starts in Rural Areas (under 50k population)

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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19 New Business Starts in Rural Areas (under 50k population)

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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19 New Business Starts in Rural Areas (under 50k population)

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Our success would not be possible without the guidance and support of the Napa-Sonoma SBDC.  Now I can see my business dreams coming to life and I embrace my future as the premier charcuterie in Northern California.

Owner Maison Porcella

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Our success would not be possible without the guidance and support of the Napa-Sonoma SBDC.  Now I can see my business dreams coming to life and I embrace my future as the premier charcuterie in Northern California.

Owner Maison Porcella

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Our success would not be possible without the guidance and support of the Napa-Sonoma SBDC.  Now I can see my business dreams coming to life and I embrace my future as the premier charcuterie in Northern California.

Marc-Henri Jean-Baptiste

Owner Maison Porcella

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Our success would not be possible without the guidance and support of the Napa-Sonoma SBDC.  Now I can see my business dreams coming to life and I embrace my future as the premier charcuterie in Northern California.

Owner Maison Porcella

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

NorCal SBDC's "Food Inc" Food Business Incubator is a huge success opening night

FoodINC, an incubator created by Norcal SBDC's Restaurant Program was launched to help entrepreneurs finalize new food products, launch a cottage or catering food business and invent new ways to market and distribute their products. After 6 weeks of courses that included classroom instruction and kitchen labs, eleven entrepreneurs graduated at a launch party on the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center in Downtown, Oakland, and received certificates from CalOSBA Director Tara Lynn Gray.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

NorCal SBDC's "Food Inc" Food Business Incubator is a huge success opening night

FoodINC, an incubator created by Norcal SBDC's Restaurant Program was launched to help entrepreneurs finalize new food products, launch a cottage or catering food business and invent new ways to market and distribute their products. After 6 weeks of courses that included classroom instruction and kitchen labs, eleven entrepreneurs graduated at a launch party on the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center in Downtown, Oakland, and received certificates from CalOSBA Director Tara Lynn Gray.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

NorCal SBDC's "Food Inc" Food Business Incubator is a huge success opening night

FoodINC, an incubator created by Norcal SBDC's Restaurant Program was launched to help entrepreneurs finalize new food products, launch a cottage or catering food business and invent new ways to market and distribute their products. After 6 weeks of courses that included classroom instruction and kitchen labs, eleven entrepreneurs graduated at a launch party on the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center in Downtown, Oakland, and received certificates from CalOSBA Director Tara Lynn Gray.

ACCELERATORS + INCUBATORS

NorCal SBDC's "Food Inc" Food Business Incubator is a huge success opening night

FoodINC, an incubator created by Norcal SBDC's Restaurant Program was launched to help entrepreneurs finalize new food products, launch a cottage or catering food business and invent new ways to market and distribute their products. After 6 weeks of courses that included classroom instruction and kitchen labs, eleven entrepreneurs graduated at a launch party on the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center in Downtown, Oakland, and received certificates from CalOSBA Director Tara Lynn Gray.

EXPORT

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Throughout 2021, Norcal SBDC provided training to 142 entrepreneurs to help them navigate the opportunities in the international marketplace

EXPORT

142

Throughout 2021, Norcal SBDC provided training to 142 entrepreneurs to help them navigate the opportunities in the international marketplace

EXPORT

142

Throughout 2021, Norcal SBDC provided training to 142 entrepreneurs to help them navigate the opportunities in the international marketplace

EXPORT

142

Throughout 2021, Norcal SBDC provided training to 142 entrepreneurs to help them navigate the opportunities in the international marketplace

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Ocean 2Table makes a big splash in the local fish marketplace

Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert both grew up in the fishing industry and teamed up to approach fishing from a different angle. Imagining a new business model that would allow customers a direct connection, they started Ocean2Table. Determined to change the status quo, they went door-to-door to seek potential clients and soon generated a list of regular clients.  They sought SBDC's guidance with business management, projection, and overall growth. Working with their SBDC advisor allowed Ian and Charlie to focus their time on their clients while strengthening their operations and financial foundations. In 2021, SBDC helped Ocean2Table hire 7 new part-time and full-time employees and obtain an SBA EIDL loan to continue expanding their operation

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Ocean 2Table makes a big splash in the local fish marketplace

Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert both grew up in the fishing industry and teamed up to approach fishing from a different angle. Imagining a new business model that would allow customers a direct connection, they started Ocean2Table. Determined to change the status quo, they went door-to-door to seek potential clients and soon generated a list of regular clients.  They sought SBDC's guidance with business management, projection, and overall growth. Working with their SBDC advisor allowed Ian and Charlie to focus their time on their clients while strengthening their operations and financial foundations. In 2021, SBDC helped Ocean2Table hire 7 new part-time and full-time employees and obtain an SBA EIDL loan to continue expanding their operation

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Ocean 2Table makes a big splash in the local fish marketplace

Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert both grew up in the fishing industry and teamed up to approach fishing from a different angle. Imagining a new business model that would allow customers a direct connection, they started Ocean2Table. Determined to change the status quo, they went door-to-door to seek potential clients and soon generated a list of regular clients.  They sought SBDC's guidance with business management, projection, and overall growth. Working with their SBDC advisor allowed Ian and Charlie to focus their time on their clients while strengthening their operations and financial foundations. In 2021, SBDC helped Ocean2Table hire 7 new part-time and full-time employees and obtain an SBA EIDL loan to continue expanding their operation

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

Ocean 2Table makes a big splash in the local fish marketplace

Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert both grew up in the fishing industry and teamed up to approach fishing from a different angle. Imagining a new business model that would allow customers a direct connection, they started Ocean2Table. Determined to change the status quo, they went door-to-door to seek potential clients and soon generated a list of regular clients.  They sought SBDC's guidance with business management, projection, and overall growth. Working with their SBDC advisor allowed Ian and Charlie to focus their time on their clients while strengthening their operations and financial foundations. In 2021, SBDC helped Ocean2Table hire 7 new part-time and full-time employees and obtain an SBA EIDL loan to continue expanding their operation

TECH DEVELOPMENT

$158M

In 2021 SBDC's TFG helped 66 companies raise over $158 million dollars (mixed equity and grants), and spent over 3,000 hours advising tech clients

TECH DEVELOPMENT

$158M

In 2021 SBDC's TFG helped 66 companies raise over $158 million dollars (mixed equity and grants), and spent over 3,000 hours advising tech clients

TECH DEVELOPMENT

$158M

In 2021 SBDC's TFG helped 66 companies raise over $158 million dollars (mixed equity and grants), and spent over 3,000 hours advising tech clients

TECH DEVELOPMENT

$158M

In 2021 SBDC's TFG helped 66 companies raise over $158 million dollars (mixed equity and grants), and spent over 3,000 hours advising tech clients

COVID-19 RESPONSE

255 Small Businesses participated in PPE and N-95 Mask Giveaway in Chinatown, SF

In partnership with PPE Unite and Norcal SBDC Affiliate, GlobalSF secured 500,000 PPEs for the city of San Francisco. On day one of distribution, they were able to provide 130 businesses with more than 80,000 PPEs in San Franciso's Chinatown within 3 hours. 255 businesses in total were able to take advantage of the giveaway.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

255 Small Businesses participated in PPE and N-95 Mask Giveaway in Chinatown, SF

In partnership with PPE Unite and Norcal SBDC Affiliate, GlobalSF secured 500,000 PPEs for the city of San Francisco. On day one of distribution, they were able to provide 130 businesses with more than 80,000 PPEs in San Franciso's Chinatown within 3 hours. 255 businesses in total were able to take advantage of the giveaway.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

255 Small Businesses participated in PPE and N-95 Mask Giveaway in Chinatown, SF

In partnership with PPE Unite and Norcal SBDC Affiliate, GlobalSF secured 500,000 PPEs for the city of San Francisco. On day one of distribution, they were able to provide 130 businesses with more than 80,000 PPEs in San Franciso's Chinatown within 3 hours. 255 businesses in total were able to take advantage of the giveaway.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

255 Small Businesses participated in PPE and N-95 Mask Giveaway in Chinatown, SF

In partnership with PPE Unite and Norcal SBDC Affiliate, GlobalSF secured 500,000 PPEs for the city of San Francisco. On day one of distribution, they were able to provide 130 businesses with more than 80,000 PPEs in San Franciso's Chinatown within 3 hours. 255 businesses in total were able to take advantage of the giveaway.

WOMEN-OWNED

Hoocha Brewing

Hoocha Brewing business owners Kristine and Cathy Dean share their startup journey of manufacturing a craft hard kombucha product as they worked with their SBDC advisor to navigate the challenges of product manufacturing facilities, COVID-19, wildfires, and local regulations.

WOMEN-OWNED

Hoocha Brewing

Hoocha Brewing business owners Kristine and Cathy Dean share their startup journey of manufacturing a craft hard kombucha product as they worked with their SBDC advisor to navigate the challenges of product manufacturing facilities, COVID-19, wildfires, and local regulations.

WOMEN-OWNED

Hoocha Brewing

Hoocha Brewing business owners Kristine and Cathy Dean share their startup journey of manufacturing a craft hard kombucha product as they worked with their SBDC advisor to navigate the challenges of product manufacturing facilities, COVID-19, wildfires, and local regulations.

WOMEN-OWNED

Hoocha Brewing

Hoocha Brewing business owners Kristine and Cathy Dean share their startup journey of manufacturing a craft hard kombucha product as they worked with their SBDC advisor to navigate the challenges of product manufacturing facilities, COVID-19, wildfires, and local regulations.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Building Goano Constructions Inc.

Leonardo Gaona of Goano Constructions Inc., shares his passion for building and construction and his appreciation of the guidance from his support team at the SBDC.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Building Goano Constructions Inc.

Leonardo Gaona of Goano Constructions Inc., shares his passion for building and construction and his appreciation of the guidance from his support team at the SBDC.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Building Goano Constructions Inc.

Leonardo Gaona of Goano Constructions Inc., shares his passion for building and construction and his appreciation of the guidance from his support team at the SBDC.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Building Goano Constructions Inc.

Leonardo Gaona of Goano Constructions Inc., shares his passion for building and construction and his appreciation of the guidance from his support team at the SBDC.

WE BUILD COMMUNITIES

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.

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