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ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

"Anne and the SBDC added a great objective professional point of view that helped my ideas to become reality."

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."

CARE for the Bay Area, Los Gatos

“Having no previous knowledge that the SBDC existed, I was amazed that such resources were available and was very impressed by both the consultant that helped me as well as the overall offerings of the SBDC.”

Dolce Bella Chocolate Café, San Jose

“It is amazing the services the SVSBDC provided us for free. After an initial meeting to identify areas of need, they linked us up with tried and true professionals who advised us on our business plan from financial and marketing perspectives.”

HiQ Solar, Palo Alto

“Karioki [of the SV SBDC] has shown our company support, and provided valuable contacts in various business areas... He has been a real support and sounding board through our development stage.”

Marbella Properties, Silicon Valley

"[Jeanne] was able to help me focus on where things were breaking down and create a viable solution that not only met the current demands but would support future growth."

Eden Care Home, San Jose

"SBDC has played an important role in helping a new business owner and an entrepreneur like me to start a business with expert guidance."

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.”

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."

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.”

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.