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San Francisco Guitarworks, San Francisco

"The San Francisco SBDC is really the best resource I have found to help get a cohesive view of what business is and can become and to develop the steps to get there."

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!”

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

Peas of Mind, San Francisco

“(My SBDC advisor has) done it. She’s been there emotionally,” says Litwin. “She gets it in every way.”

SF SBDC Client is National Cover Story in BizJournals

"Always know where your next buck is going to come from -- where and how long that process will take." -- Jill Litwin

Wang Wah Restaurant, San Francisco

“We would like to thank [the SFSBDC] for their assistance along our recovery process. Not only do they care about our business, they were also very concerned about our mental and physical health issues during our hard time.”

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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