The charred landscape created by the Dixie Fire left Wild Plumas and owners Josie and Dan Litchtenfield's dreams for a 50-acre glamping haven up in smoke. They faced not just the heartbreaking loss of nature's beauty, but immense uncertainty about their business's future
"Thank you for supporting us during this difficult time! The SBDC's assistance was pivotal in our post-disaster recovery and resilience."
SBDC business advisor Clint Koble became a cornerstone in Wild Plumas' recovery strategy. With his disaster recovery expertise, Josie and Dan refined marketing approaches and secured vital funding. Clint's guidance in applying for the CA Dream Fund and other grants provided financial relief and a strategic roadmap for sustainable growth despite the post-fire challenges.
Transitioning from employees to owners, Salomon and Carmela faced challenges in navigating business acquisition, forming a corporation, and planning for growth
"Marisol, without knowing us, helped us and dedicated her time to assist us... She developed trust and helped us believe that we can do this."
Mar Y Sol from San Mateo SBDC offered comprehensive support in business purchase strategies, permit acquisition, client communication, and securing capital.
Neil Peterson faced initial challenges in securing startup funding and investment, followed by the need for substantial loan acquisition to grow and sustain his brewery business.
"The guidance and support from SBDC were instrumental in navigating the challenges of starting and expanding my brewery."
The SBDC has offered 27 hours of counseling for over four years, providing critical support in business startup, investment strategy, and financial management.
The brewery successfully secured a $900,000 in investment funding across different stages and boosted its sales by nearly $1,000,000, paving the way for future expansion