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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.”

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.”

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!”

Jellyfish Art, LLC, San Francisco

“Tom has given me a lot of financial guidance. He helped me think about all my business processes quantitatively.”

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!”

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."

Peas of Mind, San Francisco

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

Pupuseria Gemelos, San Francisco

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

Zadin Restaurant, San Francisco

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

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."

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!

8/26 - Restaurant Series: Checklist for Starting a Restaurant 
9/09 - Restaurant Series: Benchmarking Performance 
9/18 - Bookkeeping for Small Business

  Visit our  page to see all currently scheduled 2014 workshops


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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