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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."

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.”

Petits Confettis, A French Immersion Pre-School, Mountain View

“I found the counseling and support from my Business Advisor, Jenny Huang, immensely beneficial. She was professional and gave me much more than a 'helicopter view' on my business.”

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.”

The Yoga Studio, Campbell

"What I value the most about Anne [Wenzel]’s advice is that it was specific, pertinent, applicable and executable...She advised me on things like locations, prices, insurance, contracts, grand opening launches, the list just goes on and on."

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."

ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

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

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.”

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.”

Mani Snacks, Los Gatos

“Dick Brown, my SBDC Business Advisor, has been incredibly helpful in helping me understand how to start and successfully grow a business in the US.”

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.