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J-Style at Home, Inc., Brisbane

“[The SBDC] has been pivotal in networking, education and coaching us to make the best of our business. They have provided us with free business advice that we have put in place to develop a sound business plan and marketing/sales program.”

Regalito Rosticeria, San Francisco

"I would never have been as ready to open my restaurant if it were not for the SBDC Restaurant Series classes and the one-on-one consulting services."

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!”

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.”

Bottle Cap Food & Drink, San Francisco

“We're thrilled that our local SF SBDC associates coupled us with the VEDC so that we are now serving the neighborhood and the Bay Area. Without them, this beloved restaurant space could still be vacant and we may have seen our chance slip away."

Way Latino, San Francisco

“I have received business training in Spanish and business counseling that helped me clarify my business idea and implement powerful marketing strategies.”

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!”

Valle Translations, San Francisco Bay Area

“The SBDC has enabled us to achieve our goals!...Oh, and by the way, Valle Translations has never missed a deadline!”

Alicia K Designs, San Francisco

“The San Francisco SBDC helped us to locate growth financing at a critical time. They were a gift, and gave me the tools to continue to take my business to the next level.”

About the San Francisco SBDC

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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