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Communication Academy, Cupertino

"The SBDC counselors really help us think about the bigger picture and transition my thinking from an entrepreneur to a managed organization to achieve efficiency and growth."

Atagol Fitness, San Jose

“[The Silicon Valley SBDC] has kept me on track with the mechanics of the business start. But more importantly, they encouraged me to think big so I can make a much larger impact than I originally intended.”

Beverly Leftwich, MS MFT, Cupertino

“Jenny [of the SVSBDC] quickly grasped the particular challenges of my marketing niche, and provided me with useful and creative approaches as well as specific tools, which enabled the development of a blueprint for healthy and sustained growth in my business.”

San Jose Kitchen Rental, San Jose

"I truly feel [Karioki Uhuru] has gone beyond my expectations of what a mentor with the SVSBDC Business Development center has to offer our great city of San Jose."

Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Advocates, Los Gatos

"SBDC expertise helped give my business clarity and direction and helped me to find its place in my community."

Art of TV, San Jose

“I have found the assistance received invaluable. Art of TV has grown beyond my expectations and the SBDC is definitely the go-to place for small business support and resources.”

Axiom Mobile Imaging, Silicon Valley

“Karioki’s guidance has been laser sharp, and invaluable in helping us create the strategy and tactics necessary to execute on and exceed our business goals.”

P.A.R.T.I. Program, San Jose

“I am very impressed with the [Silicon Valley SBDC’s] integrity and knowledge of grant funders. Their work has definitely made an impact on our organization’s financial goals.”

Rok Bistro, Sunnyvale

“Working with the SBDC has been informative and beneficial in helping us better understand our marketing direction and messages, and ways of getting those messages out to our target market in a cost-effective manner.”

The Tile Warehouse, San Jose

"Max (the SBDC Consultant) was a tremendous help in getting us started."

About the Silicon Valley SBDC

We're dedicated to the success of entrepreneurs in the Greater Silicon Valley Area, which includes Santa Clara and South San Mateo Counties.

The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center offers a wide variety of services for present and potential small business owners. Our services include no-charge expert counseling, low-cost training, information resources, events and seminars. All counseling services are confidential and free of charge.

Our Business Advisors can help you with:

  • Business planning;
  • Marketing strategies and planning;
  • Sales;
  • Access to capital, including bank finance, SBA loans, and asset financing;
  • Venture funding;
  • Government contracting;
  • Strategic technology acquisition and practical, hands-on application;
  • Financial Projections & Budgeting;
  • Operating Challenges;
  • And more…

All of our Business Advisors are functional experts in their field with extensive experience in working with small businesses. All of them have run one or more small businesses of their own.

All the information you need is on this Web Site, but we recommend you start here.

View upcoming workshops in the Events box to the left.