Our experts provide advising, practical tools, and access to sources of capital to foster your business growth.

As current and former business owners, we’ve seen it all and are committed to your success at every stage of your business.

We work regionally, with over 18 locations throughout the NorCal area so that you can easily access our services. Our top-talent advisors bring their diverse, multi-industry, and operational experience to your business, so you can learn from their mistakes and expertise. Read below to learn more about some of the ways we can deliver no-cost advising for your business. 

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Other specialty advisory services:

In addition to our broad business experience, we offer specialized expertise in the following areas:


In the Covid-19 era, an e-commerce store is a must for retail and food businesses. Your customers are increasingly shopping online, and an e-commerce store will keep you competitive, expand your reach and provide customers a great experience.

International Trade

The mere idea of taking your business to the global stage could sound daunting; however, with the insights and guidance from our experienced advisors, we’ll help you navigate and succeed in the global market place.


Managing your manufacturing venture is a challenge. We can help identify problems affecting productivity and formulate solutions. Our advisors can also assist with setting and meeting financial and strategic goals.


NorCal SBDC is dedicated to the viability of our region’s agriculture and helping you with your agricultural business. Our advisors have experience in agribusiness management, agricultural equipment, and specialty crops.

Government Contracting

If have haven’t considered it yet — field of government contracting can be very lucrative for small businesses since the government buys almost all goods and services which consumers purchase.