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Saafara, San Francisco

“Without [Gabriela Sapp's] support I would have never got my loan approved. Great job! I wish you I have known about the SBDC a year earlier.”

One Planet Granola, San Francisco

“One Planet Foods has benefited tremendously from working with Anni Minuzzo. Her experience with a wide variety [of] specialty food owners helped direct our company growth, which lead us to the success & awareness we have now. ” 

Clay Pot House, San Francisco

“[The SFSBDC] has really helped us a lot during our hard time, both business wise and emotion wise. Our business advisor also played a critical role in helping us obtain a $50,000 business loan.”

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

"We are very grateful with SBDC, who helped us with the long application process"

Cake Coquette, San Francisco

“I was glad to have connected with Gabriela Sapp at the SBDC. I am very thankful that she helped me to develop all the financial reports the lender was asking for so I could secure my loan and hire a baker that I needed for so long.”

Chasing Lions, San Francisco

“Gabriela, thanks for all of your assistance. You and the entire SBDC team have been super helpful and instrumental to the success of this loan. Thank you!”

Savantis Group, Inc., San Francisco

"Tom Camerato is the best. He not only showed us how to properly project the numbers, but he also helped us to understand what is behind the numbers and so we can make better decisions."

Thalia's Jewelry, San Francisco

“I have felt a lot of support from Angel and Gabriela from the [SF SBDC]. They helped me securing a sponsorship from US Bank, and all marketing and promotion efforts to reopen my business with a new fresh start!”

Pot and Pantry, San Francisco

“With (my SBDC advisor’s) guidance, I was able to refine my goals and vision for my business and deepen my understanding of various marketing strategies.”

Zadin Restaurant, San Francisco

“The SBDC really taught us how to survive and how to focus. The Consultants gave us knowledgeable guidance and structure.”

About the San Francisco SBDC

 Don't Miss the Opportunity to Expand Your Business Knowledge and Grow Your Business!  Register for an SBDC Workshop Today!  

  Visit our  page to see all currently scheduled 2015 workshops


Attend business-critical workshops, shop from vendors to help your business grow & network with thousands of business owners. Click here to find out more.

Date: September 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free!


The SF SBDC is currently hiring for the position of full-time, benefited Administrative Assistant.

If you're interested in applying, please see our full job description and application instructions here.

The San Francisco Small Business Development Center helps individuals start, manage and grow their businesses.

We provide free, confidential one-on-one customized consulting services and training workshops in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese to established businesses and certain start-ups in San Francisco. Our team of professional consultants are not only counselors but also business owners with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a variety of industries such as restaurant and specialty food service, fashion retail and manufacturing, wholesale, technology and social media, government contracting, among others.

Services Include:

  • Business Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Projections & Budgeting
  • Technology Integration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Human Resource Management
  • Access to Capital
  • More...

The San Francisco SBDC is dedicated to increase the economic vitality of the communities we serve by:

  • Helping businesses expand and develop
  • Assisting struggling businesses to retain employees
  • Developing new small businesses
  • Promoting minority and women-owned business
  • Creating jobs
  • All one-on-one consulting services are offered at no cost to the client. Sign up here.

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